92 POINTS: Jeb Dunnuck
4.5 STARS: John Livingstone Learmonth, DrinkRhone.com
"The entry-level Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Miocéne. A normal mix of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvédre raised in a combination of older barrels and concrete tanks, it has a fabulous bouquet to blackberries, blueberries, crushed pepper, new leather, and garrigue. It's beautifully concentrated, has remarkable purity, and a stacked mid-palate. It's certainly one of the most successful entry-level CDPs out there."
- Jeb Dunnuck