Suckling: "A vibrant, medium-bodied red with plenty of finesse and bright red and purple berries. Silky yet firm and precise tannins. All about freshness. Limestone comes through here. 75% merlot and 25% cabernet franc."
Galloni: "The 2021 La Prade shows terrific density and depth. Angular contours need time to soften, but there is more Franc in the blend this year, which no doubt informs the wine's overall feel. Aromatic, deep and also wonderfully vibrant, the 2021 offers quite a bit of potential. Bold red plum fruit, iron, blood orange and cinnamon build into the deep, explosive finish. This is a stellar showing."