90-92+ THE WINEADVOCATE: "Deep purple-black colored, the 2018 Montviel leaps from the glass with bold black cherries, black raspberries and warm red plums scents plus touches of garrigue, lavender, Sichuan pepper and tree bark. Full-bodied, rich and opulent, it delivers wonderfully ripe, plush tannins and a long pepper-laced finish."
94 FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Mit feinem Edelholz unterlegte schwarze Beerenfrucht, Herzkirschen. Saftig am Gaumen, süße Beerenfrucht, reife tragende Tannine, feiner Hauch von Nougat, gute Länge, ein stoffiger Speisenbegleiter."
17 WEINWISSER: "Dunkles Purpurgranat mit satter Mitte. Duftige Fliedernoten, sehr floral bleibend mit Anklängen an Kräuter, dahinter Korinthen. Am festen Gaumen mit spröder Textur und mürbem Extrakt. Im verkapselten Finale getrocknete Pflaumenschalen. Potenzialwertung!"
90 DECANTER: "This is very attractive and rich with sweet fruit and gourmet touches but without going overboard. 100% integral vinification in new ok barrels. A yield of 35hl/ha with 5ha of a 10.5ha dedicated to this 1st wine. The harvest took place between 19 September and 3 October."
93-94 JAMES SUCKLING: "Blueberries and slate with hints of lavender and rosemary. Full body and firm, silky tannins. Chewy finish. Best ever?"
90-92 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2018 Montviel is a lush, forward Pomerol that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Black cherry, chocolate, leather, spice and menthol infuse this creamy, racy Pomerol. The 2018 is not especially complex, but it is tasty. Tasted two times."
90-92 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Plummy and floral, the wine is sophistication and freshness. Medium-bodied and jam-packed with sweet black raspberries and licorice accents, the ripe, earthy plum and cherry fruits transport silkiness to the palate and into the finish. The wine is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. This is a serious value for the Pomerol region in 2018. Savvy shoppers should be all over this."
93-95 JEB DUNNUCK: "Deep, saturated purple-colored, the 2018 Château Montviel offers a mouthfilling style as well as terrific notes of ripe black cherries, damp earth, chocolate, and tobacco. It´s a layered, beautifully textured, seriously good barrel sample."