JEB DUNNUCK: "Beautiful stuff, the 2022 Château Fombrauge is locked and loaded with red and black fruits as well as notes of melted chocolate, leafy tobacco, flowers, and spice. A hedonistic bomb offering full-bodied richness and a round, mouth-filling texture, with sweet tannins and remarkable freshness, it's a no-brainer Saint-Emilion that will evolve for two decades."
FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Lakritze, süße KIrschen, reife Pflaumen, angenehmer Edelholztouch, zart nach Nugat. Stoffig, süße Frucht, reife, runde Tannine, opulenter, schokoladiger Stil, feine Mineralität im Abgang, bereits entwickelt, ein kraftvoller Speisenbegleiter. mit Potenzial."
JAMES SUCKLING: "Blackberry, blueberry, dark chocolate with some spice. Medium to full body. Juicy finish. Very fine and fresh. Savory. Could move up a notch. From organically grown grapes. 71% merlot and 29% cabernet franc."
DECANTER: "Lively and nice energy here, clean and sculpted, fresh and forward, this manages a nice combination of upfront, bright and quite vibrant fruit with clean, crisp and cool tannins that really work together. Still quite straight and lean, not exuberant but I like the style, it's focussed and nicely weighted on the palate giving lots of flavour intensity but keeping lifted and appealing. A nice buy. Tannic but so pure and precise with bite. Easy. Harvest 12-29 September. Yield of 43hl/ha."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Flowers, leafy herbs, chocolate covered plums, espresso, licorice and cherries create the perfume. Medium/full-bodied, round, and polished, the wine is already showing its layers of black cherries, and chocolate coated blackberries on the mid-palate and in the long, fruit-filled, polished finish. With its lush style, this will be approachable on release. The wine blends 71% Merlot and 29% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2042."