95 JD "I was blown away by the quality of the 2020 L'Hetre, and this estate, as well as the entire Castillon region, is one to watch going forward. Based on 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, brought up in 30% new French oak, it has a ruby/purple hue as well as a classic limestone-influenced bouquet of black raspberries, chalky minerality, white truffle, and tobacco. Perfectly balanced and incredibly elegant, with building yet fine tannins, drink this remarkable Castillon any time over the coming two decades"
92 VN "The 2020 L'Hêtre is a gorgeous Côtes de Castillon from the Thienpont family. Racy and also beautifully layered, the 2020 is impressive right out of the gate. Ripe black cherry, menthol, lavender, spice and game infuse the 2020 with notable complexity. Readers will find a wine of real character and nuance that will challenge those of more famous appellations. Antonio Galloni"