THE WINE ADVOCATE: "The cumulative rainfall at Château Fieuzal was only 385 millimeters in 2022, compared to 753 millimeters in 2021 and 743 millimeters in 2020. But this did not prevent Stephen Carrier and his team from making a fresh and energetic 2022 de Fieuzal, bursting with aromas of violet, iris, menthol and crunchy wild berries mingled with hints of coniferous forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, it's pristinely balanced and beautifully layered, exhibiting a vibrant palate that's deep, tensile and elegant, concluding with a mouthwateringly mineral finish. This estate is achieving things no one would have thought possible a decade ago."
WEINWISSER: "Delikates Bouquet, frisch gepflückte Alpenheidelbeere und edle Cassiswürze, dahinter ein satter Veilchenstrauß, zarter Irisduft und roter Johannisbeernektar. Am vibrierenden Gaumen mit seidiger Textur, perfekt balancierter Rasse und reifem Extrakt; straff ausgerichtet mit trainiertem Körper. Im gebündelten feinaromatischen Finale Schattenmorellensaft, Estragon, heller Tabak und feinkörnige Adstringenz. Da ist alles am richtigen Platz, wird noch zulegen. 2029 – 2048."
JAMES SUCKLING: "A crunchy and energetic wine from here this year with black berry, black cherry and crushed stone character. Medium-bodied with lively acidity and a fine tannin background."
JEB DUNNUCK: "The 2022 Château De Fieuzal is brilliant, and this estate deserves more attention in the market today. Ripe red and black fruits, spring flowers, leafy tobacco, and loamy earth all emerge on the nose, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a supple, layered, elegant mouthfeel and a great finish. I love its overall balance, and this could be a real superstar in the vintage."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Flowers, cigar wrapper, pepper, cedar, cocoa, spice, and red with black currants open the nose. On the medium-bodied palate, initially you notice the freshness in the ripe, sweet, cherries, with their elegance, lift and purity. There is a symmetry, and vibrancy in the fruits, finishing with a shot of licorice, cocoa, and plums that stick with you. The wine blends 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. 13.2% ABV. Yields were 32 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2025-2045."