98 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com)
The 2005 Les Amis, sourced from a 100+ year-old vineyard, is 100% Grenache aged for 18 months in new oak. Remarkably fragrant, it emits full-throttle aromas of spice box, kirsch, wild raspberry, and blackberry liqueur. Plush on the palate, it reveals layers of rich, red and black berry flavors, ripe tannin, and a 60-second, pure finish. Although it can be admired now, the wine merits 6-8 years of further bottle aging to reveal all of its splendors. This sensational effort could easily masquerade as Pegau Cuvee de Capo on human growth hormone.
17.5 Points - Jancis Robinson A big contrast to the Clarendon - much more user-friendly. All the warmth of South Australia plus a certain decadent tarriness. Lots of fresh, well-integrated acidity and a comfortable, warming, flattering drink. Polished, and already quite open.