JEB DUNNUCK: "Tasting like a Grand Cru Classé from Saint-Emilion, the 2022 Château Alcée hails from the cooler Castillon region on the Right Bank and is 100% Merlot aged in one-third new French oak. This beauty offers a vivid purple hue as well as a beautiful perfume of black raspberries, cassis, graphite, and toasted spices. With a real sense of minerality, medium to full body, ripe tannins, and a great finish, it's one of those wines that tastes like it costs three times the price."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Flowers, powdered-chocolate, black plums, cherries and a hint of spearmint open the perfume. The wine is rich, lush, full and polished on the palate, with layers of sweet, ripe, juicy plums and dark chocolate with intensity and freshness to the fruits on the mid-palate and in the finish. The wine was produced from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2025-2037."
JAMES SUCKLING: "Dark berries with blackberry and brambleberry character, as well as dusty tannins. Crunchy. Medium body. Fine tannins. Salty. Pure merlot."
FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Schwarze Noten von Brombeeren und Lakritze, dezenter Edelholztouch, tabakige Nuancen. Komplex, stoffig, feine schwarze Kirschen, integrierte, reife Tannine, zeigt gute Länge, Nugat im Nachhall, verfügt über Reifepotenzial."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: "The 2022 Alcee, 100% Merlot, is deep garnet-purple in color. After some coaxing, fragrant notes of baked black plums, Morello cherries, and fertile loam emerge, with touches of lavender and black pepper. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers mouth-coating black fruits with loads of savory sparks and velvety tannins, finishing with a refreshing lift."
WEINWISSER: "100 % Merlot, 22 hl/ha. Konzentriertes schwarzbeeriges Bouquet, dunkles Edelholz, Holundersaft und Flieder. Am kompakten Gaumen mit butterweicher Textur, gut stützender Rasse, engmaschigem Tanningerüst und trainiertem Körper. Im gebündelten Finale Wildkirsche, dunkle Mineralik und Estragon. 2027 – 2040."