JAMES SUCKLING: "The black berry, dark chocolate and crushed stone character is really pretty. Full-bodied and solid with fine tannins that spread across the palate. Silky and soft at the end. Very long and fine. Wait and see."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Dark in color, the wine pops with its display of flowers, spearmint, blackberries, plums, and black cherries. Opulent, silky, fresh, vibrant, and long, the fruit expresses its ripe, black, blue, and red berries with purity, elegance, and a touch of peppery, spice , espresso, and dark cocoa in the energetic finish. The wine blends 65% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon.14% ABV, 3.85 pH. Yields were 30 hectoliters per hectare. Picking took place September 2, September 22.. Drink from 2026-2055."
JEB DUNNUCK: "The 2022 Château Petit-Village is another brilliant wine from this estate. Checking in as 65% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, it has remarkable purity in its black cherries, blueberry, violets, and flowery incense-driven aromatics. Still resting in 35% new oak, it's medium to full-bodied, has ripe, fine tannins, a great mid-palate, and a gorgeous finish. Coming from more clay and gravelly soils and harvested between the 9th and 21st of September, it's going to warrant at least 5-7 years of bottle age but should have a broad drink window."
DECANTER: "Nicely scented and richly aromatic nose, dark and milk chocolate and. Ripe and heady blackcurrants and cherries with liquorice, coffee, mint, dark chocolate, tobacco and inky notes too. Sleek and sophisticated, I like the immediate tension and hold of the wine, supple and gently succulent with really beautiful texture to the tannins, nicely plush - cool but grippy and cushioning. This is a little atypical in terms of fruit density, but the tannins are nicely filling and this has juicy acidity. On the serious side right now, but there’s still a sense of polish. A new destemmer and density sorter to clean the grapes as of 2022. Technical director Guillaume Fredoux and managing director Vincent Priou. pH 3.85. Aged 18 months, 45% new oak barrels. "
WEINWISSER: "65 % Merlot, 28 % Merlot, 7 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 hl/ha, pH 3.85, 14 Vol.-%. Dicht verwobenes rotbeeriges Bouquet, Walderdbeere, Johannisbeernektar, getrocknete Rosenblätter und zarte Graphitnoten. Am trainierten, kaskadenartigen Gaumen mit seidiger Textur, balancierter Rasse, herrlicher Extraktfülle und edlem mineralischer Kern. Im konzentrierten, langanhaltenden Finale Wildkirsche, Estragon, tiefschürfende Terroirwürze und mehlige Adstringenz. 2029 – 2059."