93-94 JS / 91 DE / 89-91 WA
Lovely red with currant and berry aromas and flavors and just a hint of walnut. Full-bodied yet bright and vivid. Delicious fruit and firmness. Shows depth and tension. One of best ever.
You feel the warmth of the summer in the texture and the character of the fruit here, but it has been extremely well handled, and there's a sense of lift alongside the Magrez signature glamour. Plush damson fruits demonstrate its ambition and sense of forward motion, with a flourish of oak edging. This takes its time and is chewy on the finish. Harvested 24 September to 11 October. Michel Rolland consults.- Jane Anson, Decanter
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 les Grands Chênes opens with scents of crème de cassis, baked cherries, herbs and earth with tilled soil notions. The palate is full-bodied, firm and grainy with muscular fruit and a long, earthy finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate