"This is named for the period of time when the Rhône River sluiced its way from the Alps through Châteauneuf, leaving behind a plateau paved with the baseball-sized stones as the water retreated. Those “galets” are said to help the vines ripen their fruit in this northern sector of the appellation, the stones emanating the sun’s heat. This wine reflects both a spring-like coolness in its spicy, savory herbal notes and a warmth in its lush purple fruit. It’s spicy and firm, with a little bit of grip to the tannins that suggests this could benefit from aging in bottle for a few more years."
93 points - Wine & Spirits
"The medium to full-bodied 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Miocene is supple and silky, with fruit-forward notes of raspberries and apricot. It should drink well young"
93 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate