2016 La Peira Terrasses du Larzac La Peira
97-99 JD "Up with the finest vintages of this cuvée and a candidate for perfection, the 2016 Terrasses du Larzac La Peira checks in as a Syrah-dominated blend raised all in barrel. It got more than one expletive in my notes and offers heavenly notes of black raspberries, garrigue, olives, lavender, and truffles. This full-bodied beauty has terrific mid-palate depth, sweet, polished tannin, and despite being a rich, powerful wine, has remarkable elegance and purity. I've called this estate one of the best in France, and I stand by that statement today. It's going to benefit from short-term cellaring and have two decades of overall longevity."