93 Pts Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Galets Blonds is composed of 85% Grenache, 12% Syrah, and the rest Mourvedre. It exhibits a deep ruby/purple color as well as classic notes of creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice, spice box, pepper, and truffles. Full-bodied with layers of fruit, lovely sweetness, sweet tannin, and a lusty, heady, hedonistic finish, it should provide plenty of pleasure over the next 15+ years." -93 points Robert Parker
"I can't speak highly enough of the job that Patrick Lesec does as a negociant, putting together interesting and high quality blends of Cotes du Rhones and Chateauneuf du Papes. He seems to have a talent for finding top quality sources for old vine Grenache, and his philosophy of bringing wines up is one of minimal intervention in a reductive environment with little exposure to oxygen. That's important, because his wines often take a few years after bottling to strut their stuff. " -Robert Parker
"Deep red. Vibrant, floral-kissed cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by anise, garrigue and espresso elements. Stains the palate with deep, sweet cassis and bitter cherry flavors, picking up chewy tannins on the finish. Awfully suave and already complex. This is 93% grenache and 7% syrah, with all the grenache emanating from very old vines in La Crau, according to Lesec." -92-94 points- Josh Raynolds- International Wine Cellar
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"Some of the vineyards are located in the lieux-dits La Crau, Valori, Le Cristia (located in the east), and Palestor. All of these wines have a high content of old Grenache, and are treated with as little sulfur as possible. They are neither fined nor filtered. Winemaking techniques and percentages of grape varieties can change from vintage to vintage." -Harry Karis, the Chateauneuf du Pape Book