Robert Parker 91
I think a success in the vintage, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape les Trois Source comes from the same terroir as the Reserve cuvee and is 60% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre. It reveals pretty black and blue fruits, leafy herbs, violets and some Pinot Noir-like forest floor characteristic, as well as medium-bodied depth and an elegant, silky texture. It’s not a blockbuster, but it’s nicely balanced and has sound underlying structure, all suggesting it will have 10-12 years of longevity.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027
Brilliant ruby-red. Potent red berry liqueur, potpourri and smoky Indian spice scents on the highly perfumed nose, lifted by a mineral flourish. Sweet, concentrated and seamless on the palate, offering intense raspberry, cherry cola and lavender flavors that deepen and gain power with air. The penetrating, youthfully tannic finish shows outstanding clarity and thrust and leaves behind a juicy red berry note.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2027
60% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre. Solid and very dense, even a bit dry. Needs a bit more juice.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2025