90 Points Robert Parker
The 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Grande Garde is an earthy wine with notes of minerals, crushed sea shells, and tell-tale red and black fruits, spice, and pepper. Sweet and expansive on the attack (from extract and ripeness, not residual sugar), this deep, full-bodied offering is open-knit. It is potentially outstanding, with 15+ years of longevity.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. October, 2000