JAMES SUCKLING: "Focused and fresh with crunchy dark and blue fruit, seashells and spicy herbs. Medium-bodied. Firm tannins and a lingering, chalky finish with some saltiness to it. Fine texture. Attractive already."
JEB DUNNUCK: "Coming from the Franc region on the Right Bank, the 2022 Château Puygueraud is a beauty as well as a stunning value in the making. Blue fruits, leafy herbs, violets, and a kiss of minerality all define the aromatics, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a plush, layered texture and a great finish. It's going to sell for a song yet deliver the goods for at least 7-8 years."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Leafy herbs, spices, flowers, wet earth and cherries are at the center of the nose and character of the wine. On the palate, it is the freshness, length and cut stone minerality that stand out, starting from the mid-palate, and carrying through to the finish. The wine blends 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2037."
FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Feine Edelholzwürze, schwarze Kirschen, rote Waldbeeren, Orangenzesten. Saftig, elegant, gute Frische, etwas dunkles Nugat im Abgang, mineralisch-salziger Rückgeschmack."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2022 Puygueraud reveals bright, expressive notes of red currant jelly, fresh blackberries, and kirsch, leading to suggestions of star anise and potpourri. The full-bodied palate is jam-packed with black and red berry layers, supported by firm, rounded tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with a red berry lift. The blend is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc and the soil here in the Francs Côtes de Bordeaux is limestone-clay on clay."