JAMES SUCKLING: "Medium- to full-bodied red with depth and complexity. Layers of fine, creamy tannins and compact structure. Meaty and racy with a lingering finish. Pure dark fruit with hints of chocolate."
VINUM: "Interessante, diskrete Aromatik von Gewürzen und Kräutern, Flieder; geradliniger, schnörkelloser Ansatz, spürbare Dichte dank eng anliegenden, gleichsam granitenen, lückenlos dichten Gerbstoffen, ausgesprochen langes Finale ohne Alkoholspitze; hervorragender, charaktervoller Wein, der reifen kann, nicht der beste hier seit langem erzeugte, sondern auch einer der Knüller des Jahrgangs."
DECANTER: "Vivid purple colour in the glass, aromatic perfumed nose with soft floral flecks and concentrated fruit. Chewy, bright, forward and focussed, there’s structure but a streamlined nature keeps the focus and drive but still with volume to the mid palate. Feels quite serious and a touch compact right now, lovely definition though, and a cool strawberry, blueberry juiciness that nicely contrasts the clear structure and density. Well controlled, mouthfilling, a touch hot on the finish but there’s such appealing plumpness and sense of life. Will be excellent to drink when it’s ready. 3.7pH. 60% grand vin production. 18% new oak. No press wine. A yield fo 30hl/ha. Harvest 7 - 21 September."
THE WINE ADVOCATE: "A strong effort from this large Pomerol property, the 2022 De Sales offers up aromas of red fruits, plums and licorice, followed by a medium to full-bodied, supple and fleshy palate that's ample, layered and velvety, exhibiting a touch more concentration than is habitual at this address without compromising the elegant house style."