|90-92 THE WINEADVOCATE: "Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 Haut Maillet hits the ground running with pronounced scents of crushed black plums, juicy blackberries and mulberries, plus hints of mocha, Chinese five spice and unsmoked cigars. The medium to full-bodied palate is jam-packed with ripe, rich black and blue fruits, supported by plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with a spicy lift."
93-94 JAMES SUCKLING: "Blackberry and blueberry with some stone and black-olive character. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, silky tannins and a fresh finish. Linear and polished. Best for a while."
91-93 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Flowers, plums, espresso and plums start off the nose. But here, it is on the exotically textured, supple, palate where the wine really shows its stuff. Polished, plush and earthy, with black plums and savory herbs in the end note. This is a big step up in quality here."