|92-94 THE WINEADVOCATE: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 la Louviere flaunts a bold, brash nose of baked cherries, crème de cassis and blueberry pie with hints of woodsmoke, cedar chest, balsamic, black olives and menthol. Full-bodied and richly fruited, it has a rock-solid structure of firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with a lingering minty lift."
90 DECANTER: "There´s a lot to enjoy here, with a rich seam of blackberry and black cherry fruits. It has a good attack with plenty of well-ripened black fruits, although it just doesn´t persist through the palate as well as some this year. I tasted this a few times, and it comes across as an enjoyable medium-term drinker with some Pessac Léognan polish. 50% new oak. Winemaking director is Vincent Cruège, and Michel Rolland consults."
92-93 JAMES SUCKLING: "This is very solid with lots of blackberry and tobacco character. Hints of cedar and walnuts, too. Full and flavorful. Better than 2016."
92-94 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Cigar lovers are going to like this wine with all its tobacco essence but so are wine lovers! The darkest vintage ever from La Louviere, the wine is gorgeous. Rich, opulent, soft and vibrant, the fruit is ripe, sweet and spicy. The volume, depth and length here is something I have never seen here before. I´m loving it!"