93. Super plush, and opulent, offering notes of sweet red plums, raspberry compote and darker blackberries. The palate is bathed in mixed-berry flavor, as well as dark cherries and dark minerals. Starts really supple, then turns fine and tightens through the finish. Noble tannins and darker fruit. A blend of 80% grenache and 20% syrah. A great vintage for this wine! Drink over the next five years.
89-91. A mix of Grenache and Syrah, the 2017 Ventoux Megaphone offers more depth and richness, as well as structure, over the Pigeoulet. Black raspberries, garrigue, crushed rocks/salty minerality, and licorice notes all flow to a medium-bodied, ripe, concentrated wine that has good acidity, notable tannins, and a good finish. It’s going to benefit from 6-12 months of bottle, and while I don’t see any need to age this beyond that, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this keep for upward of a decade.