WEINWISSER: "85 % Merlot, 15 % Cabernet Franc. Verführerisches Bouquet, reife Waldhimbeere, dunkles Edelholz, Brasiltabak, getrocknete Fliederblüten und Schokopastillen. Am kompakten muskulösen Gaumen mit seidiger Textur, körniger Extraktfülle und engmaschigem Tanninkorsett. Im konzentrierten, langen Finale Wildkirsche, dunkler Graphit und mehlige Adstringenz. Kann noch zulegen. Sehr gute Leistung von Frédérique Vayron. 2029 – 2048."
JAMES SUCKLING: "A rich and bold Bourgneuf, this is full-bodied and pretty with slightly dried fruit, with velvety polished tannins. 85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc."
DECANTER: "Aromatic, fruity, savoury and spiced nose, lots going on. Juicy, bright and energetic, a lovely burst of acidity before quite lean and liquorice-laced tannins come in giving some narrowness of the structure where the power and concentration is forced into a direct line. Keeps the direction but is still fairly coiled and not yet so wide and expansive. Fruit is clean and clear, blueberries and chalky cherries. From vineyards just near Trotanoy on gravel and clay soils."
FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Brombeerkonfit, reife Pflaumen, kandierte Orangenzesten, etwas Nugat. Stoffig, kraftvoll, reife Zwetschken, feiner Säurebogen, extraktsüßer Abgang, zeigt Länge und Frische, sicheres Reifepotenzial."
THE WINE ADVOCATE: "Offering up aromas of sweet blackberries and cherries mingled with licorice, violets and black truffle, the 2022 Bourgneuf is medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with a fleshy core of fruit, supple tannins and a long, resonant finish. From nine hectares of holdings situated below Trotanoy and next to La Cabanne, much of which are characterized by clay-rich gravels, this promising property, now working with consultant Thomas Duclos, is really beginning to exploit all its potential."
JEB DUNNUCK: "Tasted on multiple occasions, the 2022 Château Bourgneuf never failed to impress. Checking in as 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, it has a deep purple hue as well ample ripe cherry and mulberry fruit, notes of Christmas spice, graphite, and leather, medium to full body, ripe tannins, and a great finish."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: „The 2022 Bourgneuf, 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, is deep garnet-purple in color. It shoots out of the glass with vibrant scents of black and red cherries, giving way to hints of violets, cardamom, and clove oil. The full-bodied palate bursts with bright red and black berry flavors, supported by plush tannins and a lively backbone, finishing with lovely purity. This is nicely done!"
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Silky, long, fresh, vibrant, and packed with ripe, black cherries, dark plums, truffle, chocolate, and spice. The wine needs a bit of time to better integrate. If it does, my score could move up. The wine blends 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2040."