"As ultimately bottled, the 2016 Lirac la Plume du Peintre is a barrel-aged blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. It's cedary and spicy, with obvious vanilla overtones to the black cherry fruit. Yes, it seems like a lot of new wood. Is it too much? Well, it will be for traditionalists. But for folks who want a rich, velvety, seamless mouthful of red wine, it'll be fabulous. I'd opt for drinking it over the next decade. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October 2019), 94 pts