|91-93+ THE WINEADVOCATE: "A blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 La Cabanne has a deep purple-black color and notes of ripe, juicy black plums, fresh blackberries and black cherry compote, plus hints of star anise, clove oil and sandalwood with a touch of lavender. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock-full of rich, ripe black fruits, supported by velvety tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long with a spicy kick."
91-93 FALSTAFF: "Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Frische rote Herzkirschen, feines Waldbeerkonfit, zarte tabakige Nuancen, mineralisch, ein Hauch von Orangenzesten. Saftig, mittlere Komplexität, feine Tannine, dezente Fruchtsüße im Nachhall, mineralischer Touch, bereits gut entwickelt."
18,5 WEINWISSER: "Purpur mit opaker Mitte und zartem lila Rand. Tiefgründiges Bouquet mit edler Cassiswürze, dunkler Mineralik und hellem Tabak, dahinter Veilchenparfüm, Lakritze und Holundergelee. Am satten Gaumen mit cremiger Textur, stützende Rasse, fein sandiges Extrakt und mittlerer Körper. Im gebündelten Finale frischer Schattenmorellensaft, tiefschürfende Terroirwürze und zarte Adstringenz. Besser als 2018 und 2019!"
91-93 WINE ENTHUSIAST: "91–93. Barrel Sample. This wine, almost pure Merlot, has the opulence to be expected from the grape. The fruit is so dense that the tannins are buried but are certainly there and will allow this juicy, black fruit flavored wine to age gracefully."
90 DECANTER: "A little austere, clear richness to the black cherry fruit and grilled cedar edge but things lose momentum through the mid palate. You will find more powerful Pomerols; but they have clearly worked to not push extraction, and this is easy to enjoy, with a slow build to the tannins that is attractive. Drinking Window 2024 - 2040"
94-95 JAMES SUCKLING: "A firm, linear red with blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors. Medium body and very fine, racy tannins. Pretty length to this. Structured. Best of the trilogy?"
90-92 NEAL MARTIN: "The 2020 La Cabanne has a very intense bouquet of black cherries, black truffle and light violet aromas, plus just a touch of blood orange in the background. The palate is well balanced with sappy black fruit and a touch of white pepper and truffle, gaining weight on the midpalate and culminating in one of the spicier finishes you will find in Pomerol. This has good potential and may well end up at the top of my banded score."
91-93 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Floral in character, with additional nuances of earth, cherries, plums, licorice and kirsch start things off nicely. The wine is sexy, silky, soft and sweet, with a refined textural finish. Since 2015 La Cabanne has been upping their game and the 2020 is no exception."
91-93 JEB DUNNUCK: "Lots of ripe, lifted cassis and black cherry fruits as well as spice, licorice, and chocolate notes emerge from the 2020 Château La Cabanne, and it´s medium to full-bodied, with a plush, layered texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It´s certainly an outstanding wine and should be in the same ballpark as the 2016, 2018, and 2019."