92 points John Gilman, View From The Cellar
"Domaine Filliatreau is now all certified organic for its viticulture and its Château Fouquet is about to be certified biodynamic. This bottling is made from forty year-old vines and is aged in tank prior to bottling. The 2019 version is excellent, offering up a superb bouquet of black cherries, dark berries, tobacco leaf, a lovely base of soil, espresso and a hint of tree bark in the upper register. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and juicy at the core, with good soil undertow, well-integrated tannins and a long, nicely balanced and focused finish. This is complex and just starting to blossom properly, but it has the structure to also age for many more years, though like the la Grande Vignolle bottling, this too is sealed with a synthetic cork. 2021- 2040."
"Classic, textbook Saumur-Champigny nose. Red plum skins and red-apple crunch – in fact it has the perfume, sweetness, tang and crunch of those red-fleshed Rosette apples. Bit of pencil and caraway and fennel seed. Lithe tannins and slim tendrils of shiny acidity that entwine through the fruit rather than around it. GV *good value* 16.5/20 points. (TC)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
100% Cabernet Franc. From 40-year-old, certified-organic estate vines on clay-limestone soils across many different parcels.