WEINWISSER: "90 % Merlot, 10 % Cabernet Franc, 14.5 Vol.-%, pH 3.85, 28 hl/ha. Verwobenes blaubeeriges Bouquet, dunkle Mineralik, Brombeergelee und getrocknete Fliederblüten. Am eleganten Gaumen mit cremiger Textur, körnigem Extrakt, kakaoartigem Tanningerüst und trainiertem Körper. Im gebündelten Finale Wildkirsche, tiefschürfende Terroirwürze und erhabene Adstringenz. Dieser feminine Pomerol ist so gut wie 2016 und gehört in seiner Klasse zu den Besten. 2028 – 2048."
JAMES SUCKLING: "A fine and fresh Pomerol with chocolate, hazelnut and dark berry, as well as orange peel. Really lovely and pretty."
THE WINE ADVOCATE: "A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2022 Vray Croix de Gay is the first vintage produced from start to finish by Vincent Millet and his team from Calon Ségur. Exhibiting aromas of sweet berries, orange zest, violets and rose petals, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and velvety, with lively acids and a saline finish. It's derived from a parcel opposite Le Gay and Trotonoy."
DECANTER: "Quite herbal and darkly savoury on the nose, dark chocolate and liquorice elements with bramble fruit - this smells serious and concentrated, sticky sweet with hints of dates. Juicy and friendly on the palate initially - the Merlot has a certain plushness in the mouth with the tannins giving a small bounce and cushioning to the palate with some hints of sweet strawberry jam giving the playful appeal. Then the serious concentrated side kicks in with liquorice, wet stone and clove that edges the frame and gives the spiced definition and freshness from the mid palate onwards. Still a hefty, broad wine, just narrowed into a sleek line right now. The wine was presented within the Calon-Segur stable with Vincent Maillet overseeing production. 3.85pH. A yield of 28hl/ha. Ageing 18 months, 30% new oak. Eric Boissenot consultant. Harvest 5 September - 22 September. Tasted twice. HVE certified."