The estate’s grand vin, La Lauzeta 2015 was the result of the very first vintage and received very encouraging reviews. It is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, produced on schist at very low yields. Only 1,800 bottles produced, in organic conversion, unfined and unfiltered.
Guide Hachette 2018
Grenache (60%) et Syrah pour cette cuvée bien fruitée (mûre, cerise noire), toastée, vanillée et poivrée, d’une grande richesse en bouche, bâtie sur des tanins denses et serrés. Une bouteille de longue garde. 2020-2027; lièvre à la royale.
Jeb Dunnuck, February 2018
The top wine of the estate, from ridiculously low yields. Bottled with no fining or filtration, it sports a saturated purple color to go with awesome notes of black raspberries, scorched earth, vanilla bean, iris flower, and crushed violets. With medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful purity of fruit, fine tannin, and a building minerality that shows more on the finish, this is one seriously good Saint Chinian that’s going to keep for 8-10 years. I’d love to pour a glass of this to anyone who doubts the quality coming from the top vignerons in the Languedoc!
Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate April 2016
The top wine of the estate and maybe the greatest St Chinian I’ve tasted. Its inky purple color is followed by a deep, layered red that offers sensational notes of black raspberries, black cherries, classy oak and spice. Possessing terrific purity, good acidity and high quality tannin, it’s no doubt an outstanding wine and bodes well for the 2015 vintage!
Jancis Robinson August 2017
Massive purity on the nose. Massive intensity of fruit and slightly dry tannins at this stage suggest massive ambition. Great precision. Tom Hills is clearly a name to watch.