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Bordeaux 2010 Drink 2018+

Posted on 17th June 2011 by JN Wine

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Bordeaux 2010 Drink 2018+

Echo de Lynch Bages, Pauillac £295 / €329 per 12 bottles

Second wine of Château Lynch Bages“A blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 9% CabernetFranc, the Deuxieme Vin of Lynch Bages has blackberry, wild hedgerow and a touch of tobacco on the nose. Good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with a ripe, succulent entry, powdery tannins with a fine blackberry, raspberry and cassis-tinged finish. Moderate length. Fine. Tasted March 2011. 90 – 92 pts.” Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com, April 2011

Château Gloria, 5ème Cru Saint Julien £325 / €375 per 12 bottles

“Dark and rich and very upright. Beautifully balanced, dry and cool without being austere of drying. The fruit is succulent and yet the framework is there. Very luscious indeed but very 2010. Very firm mineral finish. Long. Bravo! 17 pts.” Jancis Robinson Purple Pages, 19 April 2011

Château Lagrange, 3ème Cru Saint Julien £470 / €535 per 12 bottles

Lots of fresh fruit here. A more refined style, which personally I feel suits the vintage. The gentle touch yields plenty of fruit concentration however. The tannins are more restrained than many. There is a fine mineral component, which complements the refreshing quality of the wine. Good length. JN Team, April 2011

Château Langoa Barton, 3ème Cru Saint Julien £530 / €595 per 12 bottles

Pretty. Surprisingly accessible. Clean, fresh, but good ripeness and elegant. A return to a more angular, classic Langoa. Really good. I think I actually prefer it to Leoville this year. When this gets to its drinking window it really will be a treat. JN Team, April 2011.

Château Talbot, 4ème Cru Saint Julien £470 / €530 per 12 bottles

“Abundant amounts of sweet, up-front fruit give this wine a precocious appeal compared to many of its brethren. It exhibits a dense plum/ ruby/purple hue along with sweet boysenberry, black currant, cherry, smoke and licorice aromas and flavors. This deep, medium to fullbodied, classic Talbot should be approachable when released, and age effortlessly for 15 or more years. 91 – 93 pts.” eRobertParker.com, May 2011

Château Certan de May, Pomerol £420 / €475 per 12 bottles

“This estate, which enjoys a fabulous location on the high plateau of Pomerol with neighbors such as Lafleur, Vieux-Château-Certan, Petrus and La Fleur Petrus, should produce even greater wines. While I long for a return to the fabulous Certan de Mays of the early and mid-eighties, the 2010 is an impressive effort. Aromas of black fruits intermixed with an iron-like character, soil, oak and earth undertones emerge from this full-bodied, masculine, borderline rustic wine. With abundant concentration as well as elevated tannins, this Pomerol will require patience. Anticipated maturity: 2018 – 2030+. 91 – 93 pts.” eRobertParker.com, May 2011

Château Branaire Ducru, 4ème Cru Saint Julien £570 / €645 per 12 bottles

“Deep crimson. Fresh and dense – very glamorous! Rich, opulent start. Not the most concentrated on the end but very nicely constituted and rewarding. 17.5 pts.” Jancis Robinson Purple Pages, 4 May 2011

Château Pavie Macquin, Saint Émilion £955 / €1079 per 12 bottles
Premier Grand Cru Classé

“This black/purple-tinged wine exhibits lots of minerality (from this terroir’s clay and limestone soils) as well as the entire spectrum of black fruits. Full-bodied and backward, it’s like drinking crushed limestone/chalk when you taste this intense, tannic, powerful wine. It will require 8–10 years of cellaring and should evolve for 35 – 40+ years 96 – 98+ pts.” eRoberParker.com, May 2011

Château Troplong Mondot, Saint Émilion £1220 / €1290 per 12 bottles Premier Grand Cru Classé

“An amazing wine, the 2010 is right up there with the extraordinary quality of 2009, 2005 and 1990… there is freshness, precision, definition and absolutely no heat in the wines whatsoever. This stunningly rich effort offers abundant blueberry, black raspberry, licorice and graphite notes intermixed with a hint of espresso roast, a seriously concentrated, super-intense mouthfeel, full-bodied power, a complex, multidimensional texture and a nearly 50-second finish. It will require 5– 6 years of bottle age after its release and should keep for three decades or more. Just prodigious! 96 – 98+ pts.” eRoberParker.com, May 2011

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