95pts Jeb Dunnuck
The 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Safres Blanc is a blend of Grenache, Roussanne, and Clairette brought up in older oak. Caramelized peach, white flowers spice, and honeyed notes all emerge from the glass Layered, with an attractive core of fruit, impeccable balance, and beautiful purity, it's a gorgeous white and one of the top efforts in the vintage.
93pts James Suckling
Impressive concentration and complexity here, this has attractive poached peaches and peach custard with a light, brulee-crust edge. The palate has such rich peaches and almost sorbet-like lightness and freshness on offer.
92pts Wine Spectator
Fresh and forward, with white peach, lemon curd, yellow apple and fennel notes melded together, backed by a hint of brioche on the rounded finish. Drink now through 2021.
This wine has a beautiful Ivory colour with Menton lemon reflections. The nose is balanced with floral notes of lime blossom, fresh bergamot, accompanied by aromas of verbena-mint and verbena-lemon. The mouth is superb, rich, complex, dominated by aromas of pineapple jam, candied lemon and Corsica clementine sabayon. Beautiful minerality and beautiful length. A Great Wine.
Pair with petit nice bouillabaisse, turbot fillet fried in salt crusted, dorado fillets cooked with gingerbread, or sweetbreads with leeks fondue.
Blend: 40% Grenache blanc, 30% Roussanne, 30% Clairette