Crayères Vineyard Reserve 2016
“Does the use of cork contribute to an immediate impression of this being more muted, not as vibrant, or is this the extra years? None of which is to suggest that it is not a fine wine, just slightly different in style.
There is certainly a noticeable leap in complexity here. And depth. There are more warm earth tones, dry vegetation and a hint of chocolate cake. Supple dark fruits. It has moved more quickly to tertiary characters than one expects will happen with the two previous reds.
Very fine tannins and good length. It does have years ahead, notwithstanding the difference in style. There is also an elegance here that is not so obvious in the other reds.” 93 points
Ken Gargett, winepilot.com