90+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2012 Grands Liards was still in tank and showing excellent potential on both the nose and palate. The bouquet is a sophisticated blend of cassis, dark berries, currant leaf, lovely minerality, incipient notes of gamebird, dark chocolate and a bit of bonfire up high. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and ripely tannic, with a plush texture to the fruit on the attack, an excellent core, ripe, well-integrated tannins and a long, youthful and promising finish. Fine juice, 2020-2050. (Mar/Apr 2014)"