“The 2013 Fitou checks in as a blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah that had each variety vinified separately, with the Syrah and part of the Carignan raised in oak barrels, and the Grenache kept all in tank. It’s another winner from this estate that offers a supple, sexy and medium to full-bodied personality to go with great aromas and flavors of blackberry and black cherry fruit, roasted herbs, leather and licorice. Sweetly fruit, beautifully textured and with terrific purity of fruit, drink it anytime over the coming 5-7 years.
Katie Jones continues to fashion brilliant wines from her tiny cellar in the village of Tuchan. The focus here is on low yields, hard work in the vineyards, and straightforward winemaking in the cellar. The results speak for themselves. Her wines emphasize fruit, yet have a purity and seamlessness that sets them apart. I think in almost all cases, these represent superb values and readers need to latch onto a few of these.”
— Jeb Dunnuck / eRobertParker.com