"Moving to the 2018s, the 2018 Gigondas La Tour Sarrasine offers a forward, sweetly fruited, incredibly charming style as well as classy notes of black cherries, black raspberries, scorched earth and garrigue. It’s medium-bodied, has plenty of ripe tannins, and I suspect is going to be an outstanding wine."
- Jeb Dunnuck (September 2019, Southern Rhône Part 2: 2017 & 2018 from Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Cairanne, and Rasteau), 89-91 pts
"The Gigondas La Tour Sarrasine always seems to be a winner and the 2017 is no exception. With a big, meaty, peppery nose that has ample cedary spice and sweet red and black fruits, it’s medium to full-bodied, has a wonderful sweetness of fruit, ripe tannins, and terrific balance. It's rock solid and will shine of upwards of a decade. The blend is 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, and 15% Syrah, aged two years in concrete and stainless steel."
- Jeb Dunnuck (September 2019, Southern Rhône Part 2: 2017 & 2018 from Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Cairanne, and Rasteau), 92 pts
"From one of my favorite estates, the 2017 Gigondas La Tour Sarrasine (70% Grenache and 15% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre) comes from terraced, higher elevation, chalky soils, was fermented with no destemming, and will spend two years in a mix of concrete and stainless-steel tanks. It’s a classic, old-school effort that’s overflowing with stemmy, peppery herbs, spice, and assorted red and black fruits. Possessing medium to full body, good concentration, and the ripe, sexy style of the vintage, it’s going to drink nicely for 10-12 years."
"I loved the 2016 Gigondas Tour Sarrasine from barrel, and it certainly didn’t disappoint from bottle. A blend of 70% Grenache and 15% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, brought up in a mix of stainless steel and concrete, it offers a ripe, sexy, incredibly satisfying style as well as lots of complex pine forest, earthy spice, pepper, and sweet blackberry and cherry fruit. It’s well worth seeking out and will keep for over a decade."
"From a bottle in US and showing even better from bottle than barrel, the 2016 Gigondas Tour Sarrasine (70% Grenache and 15% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre brought up in tank) offers a spicy, pine forest, pepper, and earthy red and black fruit-driven profile. Medium to full-bodied, rounded, and incredibly sexy and opulent on the palate, it has a wealth of fruit, beautiful purity, and a great finish. It has the relatively approachable style of the vintage yet given its depth and density, it’s going to evolve nicely for 10-12 years."
"Notes of preserved black cherry and berry extend from nose to finish here, muted by savory tones of crushed earth, forest floor and dried rosemary. Full bodied and richly textured, it's a warming, ruddy wine accentuated by ripe, chewy tannins and sunny acidity. Enjoy now–2026. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"
- Wine Enthusiast (December 2018, Best of Year 2018 Issue), 91 pts