Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (93 points):
"The top wine of the estate is the 2012 Ventoux Il Etait Une Fois. Comprised of 80% foudre and concrete tank aged Grenache and 10% each of barrel aged Mourvèdre and Syrah, it’s more firm, focused and serious than the other 2012s and will benefit from short term cellaring. Currants, blackberry, mulled spices, leather and ample earth-like qualities flow from this medium to full-bodied, focused and beautifully complete Ventoux. It has rock solid concentration and no shortage of structure, so give it 2-3 years in the cellar and enjoy bottles through 2025."
Decanter (93 points):
"Precise, red-fruited nose. Engaging fruit palate with handsome freshness and juicy and crisp tannins. Voilà!"