Ten Years On…
Which were the events in 2010 that have given you lasting memories? The biggest oil spill in history by BP at the Gulf of Mexico? Spain winning the World Cup? The longest Wimbledon match played over 3 days with the 5th set score of 70-68? The launch of the i-pad? You bought your first sports car? Or the birth of your first child or grandchild?
We do know 2010 to be a prodigious vintage for Bordeaux red. Indeed, the critic Robert Parker has rated it as one of the three greatest (alongside 2005 and 2009) in his entire wine career.
Fresh, rich and well structured, 2010s have intensity albeit of a somewhat subtle masculinity. As they now approach their 10th birthdays, many are beginning to enter into their drinking windows and yet with the potential to further develop for another 20 years.
Prices were a little crazy at the time of release in 2011 but the market has since become more rational. We are stocking some of those we consider to be of excellent value:
2010 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge (RP95) at $600/bottle – A fragrant, silky, complex, delicious wine….and at such an attractive price too.
2010 Grand Puy Lacoste (RP95) at $680/bottle – An absolutely magnificent full-bodied wine from this popular producer, it possesses supple tannin and offering a layered, well textured mouthfeel.
2010 Leoville Poyferre (RP98) at $950/bottle – Full-bodied, dense purple in color, with floral notes intermixed with blackberries, cassis and graphite, this legendary effort is long and opulent, with wonderfully sweet tannin, a skyscraper-like mid-palate and a thrilling, nearly one-minute finish.
2010 Lynch Bages (RP96) at $1,120/bottle – The recent 2010 “10 Years On” blind tasting at Southwold (UK) saw this one coming third among 180 Bordeaux reds, only behind Latour and Mouton, with the likes of Petrus and Lafite left in their dust!!! Need we say more?
2010 Pichon Lalande (RP95) at $1,230/bottle – An eternal wine, this is a total showstopper. The first impression is one of explosive power, but time in the glass will bring out its more delicate, floral side. A modern-day classic.
2010 Rauzan Segla (RP95) at $870/bottle – Displaying fabulous intensity, an inky purple colour and a superb nose consisting of mocha, chocolate and hints of menthol on top of fruits, you feel that wines produced by this estate owned by the legendary House of Chanel are just getting better and better.
2010 Saint-Pierre (RP97) at $620/bottle – Full-bodied powerful wine with a brilliant nose of blackberries, truffles, licorice and plenty of sweet tannin. Only 6,000 cases produced.
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