|91-93 FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, dezente Randaufhellung. Ein Hauch von Zedernholz und Gewürzen, Nuancen von Cassis und schwarzen Kirschen, kandierte Orangenzesten. Saftig, gute Komplexität, mineralische Textur, reife Tannine, frisch strukturiert, zarter Nougat im Abgang, gutes Entwicklungspotenzial."
92-93 JAMES SUCKLING: "Blackberries and lots of blueberries with licorice and a chalky and salty undertone. Violets, too. Full-bodied, very spicy and intense with lots of black-olive and blueberry flavor and a cashmere tannin texture. Fresh and flavorful. Solid. Ever improving."
90-92 NEAL MARTIN: "The 2020 Montlabert has a tightly wound bouquet of blackberry, crushed stone and subtle undergrowth scents, nicely focused and delineated. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit laced with tar and hints of dark chocolate, building nicely to a well-proportioned and detailed finish. This is worth seeking out."
91-93 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Medium-bodied with loads of soft, silky, fresh, sweet, savory red fruits, espresso and licorice. The finish adds a touch of spice and leafy herbs for additional complexity."
90-92 JEB DUNNUCK: "The 2020 Château Montlabert offers a great nose of red and black currants as well as Médoc-like freshly sharpened pencil and mineral aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied and nicely balanced, with light tannins and the fresh, lively style of the vintage, it’s a rock-solid beauty of a Saint-Emilion to enjoy over the coming 10-12 years."