Antonio Galloni's Vinous.com: 94-96/100 ! Bright ruby. Heady, spice-accented raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by sexy lavender and spice qualities, and white pepper and garrigue notes emerge with air. Seamless, deep and sweet in the mouth, offering intense, mineral-laced red and blue fruit preserve and floral pastille flavors and a hint of allspice. Closes juicy and impressively long, displaying sneaky tannins and lingering florality.
JebbDunnuck.com: 97/100 ! Incredibly perfumed and complex, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Auguste Favier has put on weight since I tasted it as a barrel sample and offers full-bodied notes of currants, Asian spices, dried ﬂowers, and lavender. It's powerful, concentrated and layered, yet always light on its feet and beautifully balanced, with a seamless, elegant texture as well as the purity of fruit that's the hallmark of this great vintage. It's a rock star wine from this terriﬁc estate that's going to drink beautifully for two decades.