THE WINE ADVOCATE: "A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot, the 2022 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a brilliant classic in the making, wafting from the glass with aromas of dark berries, violets and pencil shavings, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated palate that exhibits beautiful structural refinement and purity of fruit. Classy and integrated, it is somewhat reminiscent of a modern-day and less forbiddingly structured version of this estate's brilliant 1982."
DECANTER: "Gorgeous vibrant purple colour in the glass, deep and darkly scented, black bramble fruits, flowers, cinnamon, dark chocolate and liquorice. Firm and forward, this is generous but sleek, so you get power and concentration but also juicy liveliness, great tension and energy. I really do like the ease of this, it's not trying too hard but delivered with poise, punch and purity. An excellent wine that really over delivers - so well presented, detailed, finessed and refined but still with the strength coming at the end in the wave of liquorice, dark chocolate and wet stone terroir markers. A brilliant wine with potential to deliver such excellent drinking pleasure. I love it. 3.57pH. A yield of 38hl/ha. 60% grand vin, 40% second wine. Eric Boissenot consultant. Harvest 7-23 September. Yield of 38hl/ha. Ageing in French oak, 75% new."
FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Reife Pflaumen, kandierte Veilchen und Brombeeren, Tabak und Velours, ein Hauch von Nugat und Vanille, attraktives Bukett. Komplex, Cassis, schokoladige Textur, gute Frische, mineralisch-salzig im Abgang, süßer Nachhall, zeigt sehr gute Länge, erstaunlich kühler Stil mit viel Finesse, sicheres Reifepotenzial."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Flowers, blackberries, spice, cigar box, black currants, cherries, and cedar open the perfume. On the palate, the wine is sweet, fresh, spicy, chewy, and almost creamy in the dark, red, pit fruit finish. The wine is long, with intensity, complexity, and aging ability. The wine is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot, 14.2% ABV, 3.57 pH. Picking took place September 7 - September 23. This is the earliest harvest in the history of the estate. Yields were 38 hectoliters per hectare. Only 60% of the harvest was placed into the Grand Vin. This wine has the potential to score even higher when it is in bottle. Drink from 2027 - 2060."
JAMES SUCKLING: "A very structured and rich red with black berry and chocolate. Full-bodied with a solid core of fine tannins and a fresh and muscular finish. Dusty texture. Yet it remains bright and vivid. 3.55 pH. 79% cabernet sauvignon, 21% merlot."
WEINWISSER: "79 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 21 % Merlot, pH 3.57. Verzauberndes rotbeeriges Bouquet, frischer Schattenmorellensaft, getrockneter Rosmarin, heller Tabak, Eisenkraut und zarte Fliedernoten. Am komplexen, geradlinigen Gaumen mit seidiger Textur, stützender feinnerviger Rasse, reifem Extrakt sowie engmaschigem Tanningerüst. Im gebündelten, feinaromatischen Finale rote Pflaumen, Wachsnoten und körnige Adstringenz. Ein beruhigender Pauillac, den es sich zu suchen lohnt! 2029 – 2050."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: „The 2022 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot, is deep garnet-purple in color. Warm cassis, black cherry preserves, and kirsch aromas leap from the glass, followed by touches of chocolate mint, cedar, and pencil lead. The medium to full-bodied palate features fine-grained tannins and bold freshness to support the tight-knit red and black berry layers, finishing long and lifted. This is wonderfully energetic! pH 3.57."
JANCIS ROBINSON: "Deep colour. Marked Cabernet nose. Cassis with a vibrant freshness. Juicy fruit and well-integrated tannins with a more textural feel this year. Reserved, measured, structured. Identity unchanged."