VINOUS: 93 POINTS - The 2019 La Commanderie represents one of the best recent releases from this Pomerol estate, owned by the Fayat family (La Dominique, Clément Pichon). The nose is generous, well-defined and focused, featuring quite precocious dark cherry and raspberry fruit; touches of gravel and clove emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied and cohesive, with pliant tannins and well-judged acidity, and, to put it in banal terms, just delicious on the finish. It seems fairly approachable but has the substance to age well in bottle. -Neal Martin
JAMES SUCKLING: 92-93 POINTS - A firm, silky red with beautiful tannin structure and finesse. It’s full-bodied, yet so balanced and refined. Long finish. Solid energy here. Better than the 2018.