|93-95 THE WINEADVOCATE: "Made from 100% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Lynsolence gives up bold notions of baked plums, black raspberries and Black Forest cake with hints of smoked meats, dried herbs and forest floor. Full-bodied and densely packed with layer upon layer of black and blue fruits, it has a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and a long, earthy finish."
92-93 JAMES SUCKLING: "A tight and chewy red with dark berries and dark chocolate and walnut undertones. Medium body. Savory finish. Lots of potential."
90-93 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2018 Lynsolence is a gorgeous wine that shows the more modern style of Saint-Émilion off to great effect. Super-ripe, jammy and concentrated, the 2018 possesses exceptional balance and class. Plush fruit and suave, silky tannins add to the wine´s extroverted, flamboyant feel. The 2018 needs time to come together, but it is super promising. Tasted three times."
91-93 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Medium bodied, juicy and fresh, the fruits are red, ripe and bright with a floral, cocoa and fennel accent in the finish. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot."
93-95 JEB DUNNUCK: "I suspect another best to date, the 2018 Lynsolence is a special cuvée from Château Les Gravières (whose Saint-Émilion is brilliant as well) based all on Merlot brought up in new barrels. Its inky purple/blue color is followed by blockbuster notes of blueberries, violets, cassis, and chocolate. Full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and pure on the palate, it’s a big, rich, powerful wine that stays incredibly balanced and pure, although I suspect it’s not for the traditionalist craving lightweight aromas and flavors. Drink this beauty any time over the coming 15-20 years. I suspect it will represent a killer value as well. Tasted twice."