Château de Pressac

Revue de presse

Tom Mullen – Mai 2024 – 94-95pts

A blend of Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet uvignon/Carménère/Malbec/Petit Verdot from rom Jean-François and Dominique Quenin comes this wine aged 18 months in new and used oak barrels and clay amphorae. Spry aromas—think tangerine tajine, orange slices pulled from sangria, trawberries and shortbread. A linear attack followed by a three course mid palate including yams, cassis, chocolate and red cherries on the finish. Bright acidity that tingles the tongue and an unobtrusive set of tannins. Pair with irepoix and cous cous, or a mushroom casserole. More integrated than the 2019 vintage and as complex and delightful as from the 2018 vintage.

James Suckling – Avril 2024 – 91-92pts

Second wine of Pressac, with currants and hints of chocolate and flowers. Medium body. Fine tannins. Subtle.

Julia Harding – Mai 2024 – 15,5/20

Lifted and lightly leafy from the Cab Franc. But really sweet as well as leafy. Deep, firm and smooth. A slight sweet-sour effect on the finish.

Izak Litwar – Mai 2024 – 91pts

It has delicate morello cherries and raspberry flavor, a polished palate with tasty fruit and gentle tannin, a soft texture, and a lingering finish. It is a tasty and pleasant wine. 91p.

Peter Moser – Avril 2024 – 92pts

Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Dunkle Waldbeeren, reife Pflaumen, ein Hauch von Kirschen, ein Hauch von Nugat. Saftig, elegant und mineralisch, Rote Ribiseln, feine Tannine, frischer Säurebogen, salziger Nachhall, ein lebendiger Speisenbegleiter.

Adrian Van Velsen – Avril 2024 – 91-93pts (17/20/

Sehr dicht, feinduftig, floral, viel dunkle Frucht, Brombeeren, Kirsche. Am Gaumen seidenweich, feinste Gerbstoffe, knackige Frucht, wüsste man nicht, dass es sich um den Zweitwein handelt, man wähnt sich in einem Grand Vin. Zweifellos der beste Tour de Pressac.

Ronald de Groot – Avril 2024 – 16/20


Markus Del Monego – Avril 2024 – 91pts

Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with restrained fruit and sightly closed character, hints of dark berries, vanilla and gingerbread, discreet floral hints in the background. On the palate well structured and balanced with ripe tannins, juicy fruit, medium mid palate and good length.

Antonio Galloni – Avril 2024 – 90-92pts

The 2023 Tour de Pressac emerges from the estate’s young vines and less-well-exposed parcels. It is a gorgeous, fruit-forward wine with terrific aromatic presence and fine balance.

Christer Byklum – Avril 2024 – 90-92 pts

Ruby. Blackberries, anise, spices, fruit driven, scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, juicy, elegant texture, fruit driven and lively, long finish.

Vert de Vin Magazine – Avril 2024 – 90-91pts (15,5/20)


Antonio Galloni – Mars 2024 – 90pts

The 2021 Tour de Pressac is a terrific second wine. Fresh, vibrant and nuanced, the 2021 is impeccable in its balance. Crushed flowers, red berry fruit, spice, mint and chalk are all finely sketched in this tasty mid-weight.

Concours Général Agricole de Paris – Médaille d’Argent

Médaille d’Argent

Yves Beck – Février 2024 – 89pts

Frais et fruité, Tour de Pressac révèle des notes de baies noires et une touche de menthe. Son caractère friand et élancé invite à le savourer en toute quiétude. Il est harmonieux, sapide et de bonne persistance. Maintenant – 2030

Neal Martin – Février 2024 – 90 pts

The 2021 Tour de Pressac has developed nicely on the nose during its barrel maturation: blackberry, raspberry, brown spices and a touche of sage. There’s a little more complexity here than some of its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, well-balanced and quite fresh. Though it does lack some grip and substance on the finish, this should drink well over the next decade.

James Suckling – Décembre 2023 – 89pts

Pretty red currants, red cherries, mineral, cream and a touch of white pepper to the nose. A simpler and more linear expression here with firm, chalky tannins and a subtle, refined finish. A little light at the end. One for early drinking. Enjoy now through to 2028.

Tom Mullen – Février 2024 – 90pts

71/16/9/2/2 blend of Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/ Cabernet Franc/ Carménère/Malbec from Jean François and Dominique Quenin. Still young and somewhat tight with tannins. Aromas of black currants and black pepper. Linear mid palate; rounded on finish.

Chris Kissack – Février 2024 – 88pts

The second wine of Château de Pressac, from the Quenin family, this presents a sweet and smoky nose, with a fruit profile which features damson, rose petal, crystalline redcurrant and strawberry. The palate places all this in a delicate, acid-framed construction, filled with lightly grained and powdery tannins, with a rather fresh, sour-fruit finish. Delicately poised, with a finish filled with sour cherry and somewhat drying tannin, this will need a couple of years in bottle to integrate and absorb this delicate grip. The alcohol on the label is 13.5%.

Andreas Larsson – Janvier 2024 – 90pts

Dark purle core and a lighter rim. Pure nose offering wild berries, some chalky notes, mild spice and supple oak. The palate is balanced in a lighter profile, supple with ripe tannin, digest red fruit flavours with a gentle hint of butterscotch with a fine length.

Terre de Vins – Octobre 2023 – 91-92pts

C’est un flacon fidèle au style de la propriété. Son nez est assez complexe, il offre une belle entrée en matière, confirmée par une belle texture en bouche, avec des tanins serrés et affinés. On peut le déguster aujourd’hui avec des lactaires délicieux gratinés.