Pauillac 2010: a remarkable identity

The 2010 vintage climate in Pauillac was defined by dry conditions, an exceptional amount of sunshine, cool nights and rainfall that arrived at just the right time – giving the 2010 vintage a remarkable identity. A splendid sequel to 2009, it is sure to become an outstanding year in the long history of fine Bordeaux wine. Below you will find the tasting notes for a few great 2010 Paulliac wines including Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Lynch Bages, Chateau Clerc Milon and Chateau Pibran.

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2010

mouton-packComposed of over 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2010 has a robe of intense dark red with a bluish tint. The bouquet is marked by an extraordinary aromatic complexity. Beginning with lightly toasted notes of vanilla, the bouquet opens with air revealing beautiful fruit aromas dominated by blackcurrant and black cherry. On the mouth, the wine fully expresses its depth showing its well-integrated tannins and roundness. A fresh mineralty on the remarkably long finish completes the wine, distinguishing its harmonious nature.

Chateau Lynch Bages 2010

Following a successful 2009 vintage, Chateau Lynch Bages 2010 came to rival it… The wine possesses a character of expressive, but refined fruits. The nose is dominated by perfectly ripe fruits that are intensely concentrated such as blackcurrant, black cherry and sweet plum. Its rich and velvety tannins are beautifully balanced by a bright acidity. The finish is long and lingering, bolstered by the freshness of its fruit.

Chateau Clerc Milon 2010

Chateau Clerc Milon 2010 is dark red with a violet tint. On the nose one senses notes of black fruit and wild berry aromas that mingle subtly with notes of liquorice and spice (black pepper). The attack is forthright and full-bodied, rounding out on succulent fresh fruit flavours. The wine’s velvety texture gives harmony to its tannic structure, ensuring balance and great refinement.

Chateau Pibran 2010

PibranChateau Pibran 2010 is a composed of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Melot, a rarity in Cabernet Sauvignon dominated Pauillac. The nose is dominated by red and black fruits, especially black cherry with an almost smoky character. The body of the wine is nicely structured with supple tannins and a present, but not overbearing acidity, ending with a pleasant finish.

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