94pts James Suckling
Lots of blackberry, blueberry, violet and sandalwood character on the nose. Full-bodied, layered and velvety. Juicy finish. Structured and rather plush in nature. Give it three to four years to open. Best after 2027.
92pts Jeb Dunnuck
A fleshy, opulent, textured Pomerol that stays nicely balanced and pure, the 2020 Château Tour Maillet (Lagardère) reveals a deep ruby/purple hue, lots of ripe red and blue fruits, classic notes of loamy earth, iron, tobacco, and violets, and outstanding length on the finish.
The 2020 Tour Maillet (Lagardère) is a big, heady wine. Super-ripe dark red fruit, espresso, chocolate, spice and sweet French oak infuse this plush, voluptuous Pomerol with a good bit of nuance. This is an especially opulent, flamboyant Pomerol packed with ripe fruit and copious new oak, and yet all the elements are very well put together. Best After 2025
Butterscotch on the opening, plenty of enjoyable berry fruits, chocolate and liquorice and a sleek gourmet sign off, with a touch of chocolate shavings. This is not going for subtlety, but it works.
90pts Wine Advocate
Deep purple-black in color, the 2020 Tour Maillet is a little oaky to begin, giving way to a core of kirsch, black raspberries and mulberries, plus touches of underbrush, Sichuan pepper and pencil shavings. The medium to full-bodied palate is also wearing its oak a little heavy, revealing a core of crunchy black and red berries with plenty of spicy sparks and a very firm, sturdy frame, finishing woody. Barrel Sample: (88-90)+?