91 points Vinous
"The 2018 Noaillac has a very well-defined bouquet of blackberry, black tea/Earl Grey and light earthy scents, classy and gaining intensity with aeration. As I mentioned in my original barrel review, there is something reminiscent of a Graves. Very well balanced with a structured, fresh and lightly spiced finish that lingers. Excellent."
91 points Falstaff
"Deep dark ruby garnet, violet reflections, delicate lightening of the edges. Fresh oak spice, nuances of vanilla, a hint of cassis, some nougat, inviting bouquet. Medium complexity, fine cherry fruit, present tannins, delicate dark chocolate, sticks, a spicy food companion."
90 points Jeb Dunnuck
"Based on Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot, the 2018 Château Noaillac sports a healthy ruby/purple hue to go with impressive notes of blackcurrants, cherries, lead pencil, and tobacco. This is classic Bordeaux aromatically (I'd almost guess Pauillac by the nose), and it's medium-bodied, with a balanced, layered texture and a great finish. It's a hidden little gem of a Médoc that should keep for 8-10 years in cold cellars."
90 points James Suckling
“Some stewed plums, orange peel and flowers that open nicely on the nose and follow through to a medium body with very fine tannins that are polished and rather soft, giving a beautiful and enjoyable impression on the palate for a young wine.”
"55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot on gravel.
Inky crimson with purple rim. Sweet fruit that is both black and dark red – spicy cassis and mulberry. Lively with dry finesse to the tannins and much fresher than many other Médocs in 2018. Smooth, compact and full of fruit, well balanced and persistent. 16.5/20 points. (JH)"