Robert Parkers Wine Advocate (94-96 points):
"A new cuvee that comes all from Petite Serrine vines (old Syrah) planted in 1961, the 2015 Ventoux Divergente was completely destemmed and aged in a single new Foudre (400 cases). Sebastien opted to bottle this cuvee separately as he'd never seen Syrah at this level. I can't argue with him and this is one sensational looking barrel sample that's reminiscent of a top flight Hermitage. Offering layers of creme de cassis, crushed flowers, lots of minerality, full-bodied richness and a boatload of tannin, the only downside here will be the tiny quantities."
Tim Atkin (94 points):
"A new cuvée, possibly a one-off. One foudre of pure old vine Serine (Syrah). It has a striking clarity of Syrah fruit, with violets, grilled bread and black olive. Full and concentrated but fresh and vibrant with piercing acidity and a mineral razor’s edge. This is exciting; a brilliant expression of Ventoux terroir."