JAMES SUCKLING: "Firm and structured with medium body. Notes of bay leaf, nut shell and chalk. The tannins are tight and lightly chewy."
JEB DUNNUCK: "A ripe, textured, straight-up sexy Fronsac with tons to love, the 2022 Château Carlmagnus (90/10 Merlot and Cabernet Franc) has lots of both red and black fruits as well as notes of melted chocolate, baking spices, and hints of tobacco. It's forward, velvety textured, has ripe tannins, and a great finish. My money is on it being outstanding."