2010 Villemaurine Bordeaux Blend

2010 Villemaurine Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 93
  • WS 92
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2010 Villemaurine Bordeaux Blend

JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This is firm and very silky with chocolate mineral and blackberries on the nose and palate. Very racy and beautiful. Powerful and in reserve. An improving estate.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2011
A ripe lush style with ample dark toast and spice leading the way for plum black currant and anise. The toasty edge hangs on through the gutsy finish. -JM
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
The 2010 Villemaurine announces the resurrection of this estate (which I rarely review as the wine has been so mediocre). A different animal altogether now that Stephane Derenoncourt has taken over the estate's management... The 2010 Villemaurine announces the resurrection of this estate (which I rarely review as the wine has been so mediocre). A different animal altogether now that Stephane Derenoncourt has taken over the estate's management the 2010's yields were dramatically cut (29 hectoliters per hectare) and the harvest strategy is to pick only ripe fruit. The result is a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc that hit 15% natural alcohol. A dense purple color is followed by black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with licorice pain grille (toast) espresso roast and loamy soil undertones. This medium-bodied rich moderately tannic effort is the finest Villemaurine I have ever tasted. It should drink well for 10-15 years. -Robert Parker