93pts Wine Enthusiast - Anna Lee C. Iijima
Potent blackberry and raspberry preserves are edged by a balsamic glaze in this languid red. It's a succulent, densely concentrated wine, but poised with fresh acidity and a nervy, mineral finish. The tannins are fine and quite glossy. Drink now–2027. Editors' Choice
90pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Joe Czerwinski
Rich and velvety, yet also fresh and mouthwatering, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hauts de Barville is 70% Grenache and 15% each Mourvèdre and Syrah. Licorice, plum and black cherry flavors all come together in a full-bodied wine that's meant to be consumed young, meaning over the next 7-8 years.
Ripe mulberry and strawberry notes abound from nose to finish, accented by hints of sweet spice and dried Mediterranean herbs. While rich and plush in body, it has brisk, integrated acidity and finely edged tannins that lend elegant structure.
Blend: 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah