Deep, dark and profound red. An elegant nose, open with notes of red fruits. The palate is ample and supple, with tannins keeping a lovely frame. Overall, a rich wine, balanced between richness and freshness.
Matured primarily in stainless steel, this fresh-fruited red is packed with summer-sweet blackberry and plum goodness edged by salty, smoky minerality. A Grenache-dominant blend sourced from each of de Nalys' three plots, it's an immediate and hedonistic yet soulful wine best enjoyed now to 2026
- Wine Enthusiast, 94 pts.
A silky yet rich and persistent offering, with leading red tea notes, mulled cherry and raspberry fruit at the core and a long, subtle mineral edge curling around the perfumed finish. Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Muscardin, Counoise and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2032.
- Wine Spectator, 93 pts.
Aromas of blackberry, gravel, fresh mint and plum. Medium-bodied with lovely juicy fruit. Silky tannins. A bit smoky but with fresh black fruit and berries. Earthy, but the fruit is very transparent and clear. 69% grenache, 20% syrah, 5% cinsault, 4% muscardin, 1% counoise, 1% mourvedre. Drink now.
-James Suckling, 93 pts.
Yields at Nalys were down by 60%, but the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Saintes Pierres is a solid effort, offering up slightly herbal and strawberry notes on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, it's on the crisp side but fruit-forward and relatively supple. Drink it over the next decade.
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 91 pts.