Galloni (91 points):
"Bright ruby. Highly perfumed scents of ripe red and dark berries, garrigue, white pepper and woodsmoke. Sappy and open-knit, showing very good clarity and lift to the juicy raspberry and cherry compote flavors. At once rich and nervy, finishing with very good clarity and light, fine-grained tannins that sneak in late."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (90 points):
"Showing beautifully and one of the most charming, supple and sweetly fruited wines in the vintage, the Maurel brothers' 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape offers plenty of blackberry and kirsch-like fruits, white pepper and Provençal herbs in a medium-bodied, silky and lightly textured style. The tannin is ripe and polished, and given its upfront feel, it's best drunk over the coming 5-6 years."