"Along the same lines, yet slightly richer, the Alain Jaume 2012 Cotes du Rhone Reserve gives up more dark fruit, graphite and earthy notes to go with a medium-bodied, rich and beautifully textured feel on the palate. It, too, should dish out plenty of pleasure over the coming couple of years and represents a superb value. Drink now-2017. -JD"
"The 2012 Alain Jaume & Fils Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve presents with a lovely nose that gets even better with air. Aromas of smoked meat and leather when first poured give way to black cherry and wild berry fruit flavors in short order. Nice touches of spice and lavender are present as well. Tasting this smooth and silky blend reveals classic Cotes du Rhone and offers a combination of taste and complexity that I would be more than happy to drink every day. It ends dry and grippy with more dark fruit and even a bit of graphite minerality. Highly recommended! - Reserve Wine Snob (October 17th 2014, see article HERE), Highly Recommended
"One of my favorite Côtes du Rhônes that always delivers plenty of character, the 2013 Côtes du Rhône Reserve makes the most of the vintage with its upfront berry fruit, spice and floral aromatic, medium-bodied palate and juicy, yet integrated acidity. A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault that's raised all in stainless steel, it's not built for the long haul, but will dish out plenty of pleasure over the coming 3-4 years. - Jeb Dunnuck" - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 215, October 2014), 87 pts
"This wine is superripe and fruit-forward, loaded with black cherry and plum fruit. It might even be a bit warm on the palate, but ends on a supple, silky note. Drink now–2020." - Wine Enthusiast (May 2016), 87 pts
"Deep ruby. Dark berries, cherry and a hint of licorice on the nose. Blackberry and bitter cherry flavors are enlivened by a peppery nuance and show a slight jamminess. Supple, seamless and warm on the finish, which is given shape by gentle, even tannins. - Josh Raynolds" - Vinous (June 2016), 88 pts