reviewsJames Suckling 93-94
A dark-fruited Pomerol with pretty notes of cloves, sandalwood, dried lavender and tar. Medium-to full-bodied with ripe, powdery tannins. Coffee notes at the end. Excellent intensity and structure for the vintage. 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc.
Wine Advocate 89-91
A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2021 La Petite Eglise opens in the glass with aromas of dark berries, licorice, loamy soil and black truffle. It's medium to full-bodied, concentrated and tensile, with terrific depth at the core and a long, saline finish,
Jancis Robinson 16+
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. Cask sample. Lifted and floral on the nose and palate. Juicy but structured, the grainy tannins providing persistence and drive. Should fill out further in the bottle. 14% Drink 2027 - 2036. James Lawther MW
The 2021 La Petite Eglise was picked September 28-29 and raised in 60% new oak. It has a pretty, floral bouquet that is, as usual, a little more expressive than the Grand Vin at this stage. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, taut at first though offering finely tuned, tart red fruit on the finish. Just give it a couple of years in bottle. (14.0% alcohol). Neal Martin