The Wine Cellar Insider 98 - Almost opaque in color, there is a richness that comes from old vines that cannot be lost, even if you tried. Spicy and dense, the wine coats your palate, but with elegance, and not just extract. Light on its feet, due to the freshness, the wine sticks with you and just doesn't want to leave. The end notes carry through with a black cherry and plum liqueur essence that you just want more of. The wine was made from a blend of 85% old vine Mourvedre and 15% Grenache. This is really great juice that deserves to be tasted!
Wine Advocate 96 - The Mourvèdre-dominated 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Tintot sports an inky color as well as serious, full-bodied, decadent notes of black and blue fruits, roasted herbs, melted licorice and cured meats. It’s certainly not for those craving lightweight aromas and flavors, has sensational mid-palate depth and masses of sweet tannin, all suggesting it will be very long lived. As to the Côtes du Rhône Villages release from this estate, it’s always a smoking value that has real character. Range: 93-96
Vinous 93 - Youthful purple. Ripe dark berry and vanilla aromas are enlivened by white pepper and clove. Oak-spiced blackberry, cherry-vanilla, floral pastille and licorice flavors gain lift from tangy acidity and show very good depth. Sweet and seamless on the youthfully tannic finish, which emphatically repeats the vanilla note. The lumber here is making a very strong statement at this point, but based on this bottling's track record, I'm confident that it will resolve itself in due time. Range: 91-93
"Tintot" is the local surname for Mourvedre, used by our grandfather Yves and by other winegrowers 70 years ago. The source of this wine is a parcel situated in Boislauzon. Made principally from old-wine Mourvedre grapes, the Tintot has a solid and dense structure. Fine and elegant, it has an excellent aging potential.