Delicious already with iodine, oyster shell, crushed stone and blackcurrants. Full body, round tannins and a juicy finish.
James Suckling, june 2020
Intense but subtle, with high aromatics. Loaded with flavour and sap, extremely juicy, savoury but welcoming. Fruit-forward with a creamy texture, this has the elegance that you want from La Chapelle, the sappy fruit that you want to share, and is a great 2nd stepping stone to La Mission. Last year had less Merlot but it works here, giving charm, elegance and mouthwatering appeal.
Decanter, june 2020
Deep garnet-purple in color, it prances out of the glass with showy notes of crushed black cherries, warm blueberries and mulberries plus suggestions of cinnamon toast, aniseed, lilacs and dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with poise and sophistication, offering a gentle earthy underpinning to all that black fruit, framed by fine-grained tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and spicy.
robertparker.com, june 2020
Couleur sombre et intense. Nez moyennement aromatique, au fruité vif. Bouche caressante et parfumée, un peu discrète dans son expression générale. Longueur moyenne.
Quarin, juin 2020