Jancisrobinson.com, 2023, 16.5: "I hadn't come across Pierre Cros before, although some of his older vintages have been tasted by Jancis quite some time back, and I am delighted to have now done so. This wine is simply delicious. No mucking around – it tastes of vineyard, fruit and garrigue. The fruit is glowing, expressing the shining best side of each variety but in seamless harmony, and the tannins ribbon through and around the fruit in the same seamlessly harmonic way. Top notes of mintiness and an almost imperceptible bass rhythm of sooty minerality. The finish is astonishingly quenching. Everything I could ask for from Minervois. And VGV. It will probably age but I'd strongly recommend drinking it now, while the fruit is singing its heart out."