DUNNUCK: "This was a great vintage for Pomerol, and Jeremy Chasseuil has again made a brilliant wine. Based on 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc brought up in 70% new French oak, the 2018 Château Feytit-Clinet is a powerful Pomerol boasting a dense purple/plum color as well as decadent notes of blackcurrants, lavender, loamy soil, truffle, chocolate, graphite, and roasted herbs. It doesn't pull any punches and is full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, with an expansive, mouth-filling texture, building tannins, and a great finish. It's going to take a decade to hit maturity, but it will be a 30-year wine. I followed this bottle for multiple days and it only improved. It's a stunning wine."
WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Deeply colored, the wine is packed with dark chocolate-covered black fruits with strong truffle notes on the nose and palate. Concentrated, lush, rich and with a serious depth of flavor, the finish delivers with its long, supple, luscious, fruit and truffle and cocoa character and velvety tannins. Give this stunner 6-8 years in the cellar and it will really begin to shine."
JAMES SUCKLING: "Blackcurrants, blackberries and some spices with dark-chocolate and chili undertones. Full-bodied, flavorful and sharp with a firm tannin structure. Succulent finish with good length. Salty and white-pepper undertones. Serious young Pomerol. Try after 2024."
ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2018 Feytit-Clinet is exquisite. Inky dark fruit, gravel, spice, menthol, licorice, mint and lavender are some of the many aromas and flavors that develop as the 2018 shows off its compelling, totally unique personality. In most recent vintages, Feytit-Clinet has been explosive and quite powerful. The 2018 doesn't quite have that energy, but its (relatively) suave personality will make it easy to enjoy with only a few years in bottle. I loved it."
WEINWISSER: "92 % Merlot, 8 % Cabernet Franc, 14,8 % vol.. Tiefes Purpurgranat mit satter Mitte und lila Rand. Reifes Bouquet mit Cassis und Brombeergelee, dahinter Lakritze und Fliedernoten. Am Gaumen mit fülligem Körper und verlangendem Tannin, sehr modern vinifiziert, aber die gut stützende Frische und der reife Extrakt hält den Wein in Balance. Im aromatischen Finale ein voller Korb mit blauen Beeren und Kirschsaft. Hat mir noch nie so gut gefallen wie dieses Jahr."
DECANTER: "This has been made with precision and care – it’s understated but with so much to enjoy having Pomerol typicity but with elegance and not the creaminess of some, more dried herbs and spices and again in pencil lead territory, but with great juice running through with cassis fruits and a wonderful lift at the end. I just love this estate and this is delicious stuff from Jeremy Chasseuil. Drinking Window 2026 - 2038"
WINEADVOCATE: "The 2018 Feytit Clinet is composed of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. It was aged in 70% new and 30% second year barrels, for around 16 months. The wine has 14.9% alcohol. Deep purple-black colored, it slides effortlessly out of the glass with compelling scents of baked black cherries, mulberries and plum preserves, followed by suggestions of tilled soil, pencil shavings and black truffles, plus a waft of tar. The big, rich, full-bodied palate issues mouth-coating black fruits and a wonderfully velvety texture, offering just enough freshness to support the long, decadent finish."
FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Verhalten, schwarzes Waldbeerkonfit, etwas Nougat, scheues Bukett. Mittlere Komplexität, dezenter Nougatkern, präsente Tannine, würziger Abgang, verfügt über Entwicklungspotenzial."