93 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Bright magenta. Sexy, highly perfumed scents of red fruit liqueur, candied flowers and five-spice powder, along with a smoky mineral topnote. Sappy, deeply concentrated raspberry and rose pastille flavors show impressive energy and are complicated by a suggestion of Asian spices that gains power in the glass. At once powerful and lithe, finishing very long, with impressive focus and silky, harmonious tannins. Drink: 2019-2025. (Jan 2017)"
92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2015 Cuvée Tardive from Alain Coudert is a step up from the regular bottling of Clos de la Roilette in this vintage. The bouquet is deep and serious, delivering a constellation of cassis, black cherries, chocolate, a nice touch of balsamic overtones, a good base of soil and violets in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full and sappy at the core, with good, ripe tannins, fine focus and grip and a long, balanced and fairly powerful finish. The additional structural elements always found in the Cuvée Tardive bottling have proven a very good thing in the torrid vintage of 2015. 2020-2045+. (May/Jun 2018)"