WINE ADVOCATE – 31 OCT 2010 – #191 – 88 pts –

Now that partners Daniel and Frédéric Brunier and Kermit Lunch have gotten a full grasp of this complicated cool climate terroir, Les Pallières quality has soared.
Medium ruby-colored effort displaying elegant, Pinot Noir-like notes of bay leaf, strawberries, forest floor and black cherries. Peppery, spicy and well-made in a very difficult vintage for Gigondas, it should drink well for 4-6 years.