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  • Beef
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2010 Confession, La Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WA92
  • JS92
  • JL91
  • WS90
  • NM89
  • JL

Reviews

WA92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Proprietor Jean-Philippe Janoueix has hit a bull's-eye with both vintages of La Confession. The 2010, which is a larger production wine given his acquisition of a large vineyard near both Lucia and Fonroque, has... 2010: Proprietor Jean-Philippe Janoueix has hit a bull's-eye with both vintages of La Confession. The 2010, which is a larger production wine given his acquisition of a large vineyard near both Lucia and Fonroque, has turned out to be a blend of 71% Merlot and 29% Cabernet Franc that tips the scales at a boisterous 14.7% natural alcohol. Production is now up to approximately 2,600 cases. This is a sensational wine that I had on three separate occasions with identical results. Opaque purple, with an exquisite nose of blueberry liqueur, black raspberries, licorice, graphite, and forest floor, the wine has fabulous fruit, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel, full-bodied opulence, and a stunning finish. There is plenty of tannin, but I suspect the extravagant fruit and glycerin this wine possesses will make it approachable in its exuberant youth, yet carry it nicely for 15 or more years.
JS92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Solid and structure with mineral and blueberry character. Long and silky. Intense and balanced. Confession of high quality here.
JL91
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
71% Merlot and 29% Cabernet Franc form the assemblage that came in at 14.7% alcohol that will be aged in 40% cigar shaped barrels. Deep ruby in color, the wine offers oak, blackberry, licorice and stone aromas. Fleshy in... 71% Merlot and 29% Cabernet Franc form the assemblage that came in at 14.7% alcohol that will be aged in 40% cigar shaped barrels. Deep ruby in color, the wine offers oak, blackberry, licorice and stone aromas. Fleshy in texture, this soft, ripe wine is filled with licorice, black cherry, spice and mocha.
WS90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Very ripe and flattering, with loads of linzer torte, cassis and crushed cherry fruit, but well-supported by notes of cocoa, graphite and toasty spice. The finish is long and grippy. Very solid. -J.M.
NM89
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
The nose is a little taciturn at first but it develops nicely in the glass with pure dark cherries, blackcurrants and dark plum. Good definition. The palate is full-bodied with dense, slightly chewy tannins, good acidity... The nose is a little taciturn at first but it develops nicely in the glass with pure dark cherries, blackcurrants and dark plum. Good definition. The palate is full-bodied with dense, slightly chewy tannins, good acidity and a touch of spiciness on the dense, "thick" finish. It will need some bottle age but it has good potential.
JL
Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, April 2011
71% merlot and 29% cabernet franc. From talented Jean Philipe Janoueix. Average age of vines is 42 years and yields were 34 hls/ha. Harvested between Oct. 1st and 19th; fruit twice sorted and moved by gravity flow to... 71% merlot and 29% cabernet franc. From talented Jean Philipe Janoueix. Average age of vines is 42 years and yields were 34 hls/ha. Harvested between Oct. 1st and 19th; fruit twice sorted and moved by gravity flow to small 70 hl, open-top oak fermenters. 14.7% alcohol. The bouquet offers plum, cassis, blackberry and boysenberry mixed with roasted herb and pain grillé. Powerful yet elegant, the palate provides fine-grained acidity and wonderfully structured tannins, while the mid palate is filled with flavors of roasted coffee and blueberry. The fine finish will leave you wanting more. This wine is extremely expressive, maybe even better than the 2009! Jean-Philippe Fort consults.

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