the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aïeul is, as always, 100% Grenache brought up mostly in tank, with smaller portions in barrels and demi-muids, all of which are one- to three-years-old. Like all top 2014s, its charming and sweetly fruited, with classic Grenache notes of toasted spices, incense, roasted herbs and sweet red and black fruits. It’s not a blockbuster, but is beautifully balanced and silky, with fine tannin, no hard edges, good concentration and outstanding length. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.
94 Pts Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker