LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: „The 2022 Marquis d'Alesme is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, aging in 50% new oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, it is a little closed to begin, requiring some coaxing to bring out fragrant scents of warm cassis, kirsch, and violets, leading to an undercurrent of fertile loam and cinnamon stick. The fruit on the medium-bodied palate is very bright and shiny, delivering compelling freshness along with fine-grained tannins, leading to a long and perfumed finish on this beautiful wine."
DECANTER: "Really quite expressive on the nose, rich blackcurrants, bramble fruits, perfumed violets and irises. Lovely supple texture, smooth and grippy, holds interest from the first sip, concentrated and intense, this has a great fully fruit forward aspect with ripe tannins that fill the mouth, chewy, lively, bright and fun. So fresh and friendly, I love this expression, more structured and serious - you can feel the depth and weight and sophistication, the Cabernet shines and I love the soft, salty dark chocolate and flint touches too. Sweet, sharp, great acidity, layered and forward. Long and still a bit lean which gives focus on the finish. Will be delicious and great to enjoy when ready. 2% Cabernet Franc completes the blend. 3.83pH."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Deep in color, with just a bit of swirling you find flowers, mint-leaves, black currants, plums, and cherry aromatics. On the palate, the wine is silky, creamy, and fresh. The fruits are sweet, energetic, and long. There is purity in the berries, length and elegance. The fruit produces an impact on the palate that lingers, building in intensity in the finish. The end notes get even better as you find a touch of peppery spice, mint, and chocolate-covered plums. The wine blends 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. 14% ABV. 3.65 pH. The harvest took place September 15 - October 4. Yields were only 22 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2026-2055."
WEINWISSER: "Intensives schwarzbeeriges Bouquet, berauschendes Veilchenparfüm, Lakritze und Holundergelee. Am durchtrainierten, komplexen Gaumen mit seidiger Textur, engmaschigem Tanninkorsett sowie reifer feinkörniger Extraktfülle. Im gebündelten aromatischen Finale schwarze kleine Beeren, Graphit und feinmehlige Adstringenz. 2030 – 2050."
JEB DUNNUCK: "Another concentrated Margaux, the 2022 Château Marquis D'Alesme boasts a deep purple hue as well as brilliant aromatics of red and black fruits, smoked tobacco, chocolate, and wood smoke. Medium to full-bodied and nicely balanced, with plenty of mid-palate depth, it shows the ripe, sexy, opulent style of the vintage and will offer ample pleasure in its youth yet still age gracefully."