Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 5/1/2011

90 pts – Château de Lancyre 2008 Vieilles Vignes, $25
Kirsch, black currant, cured meat and foliage notes lead the way on this concentrated, tightly structured wine. Dried black cherry and fresh garrigue herbs fill the velvety textured mouth, and linger well into the finish alongside a touch of cocoa powder flavor.

88 pts – Château de Lancyre 2008 Coste d’Aleyrac, $20
There’s a strong herbal presence in the bouquet of this wine (bay leaves, clover) that marries well with the red plum and dried raspberry flavors. The mouth is smooth and creamy, with a touch of tobacco spice, lingering on the close.