Parker : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Villard's 2017 Saint Peray Version is simultaneously rich and opulent yet bright and refreshing. This medium to full-bodied blend of 65% Marsanne and 35% Roussanne was barrel fermented and aged in older barrels, giving it plenty of weight and a silky texture, but the flavors of anise and flamed citrus zest keep the wine fresh, lingering elegantly on the finish. Sadly, a sample of Villard's 2016 Saint Peray Version Longue was corked, and no backup bottle was available.