Pessac Leognan 2010
Just outside the city of Bordeaux lies the appellation of Pessac-Léognan. In 2010, the area thrived with its red grapes all reaching perfect ripeness and attaining an incredible concentration of flavors thanks to lower yields. Two stars of Pessac-Leognan 2010 are Chateau Haut-Brion and Domaine de Chevalier.
Chateau Haut Brion 2010
Dating back to the dawn of viticulture in Bordeaux, Haut Brion is one of the most legendary Bordeaux wines. Haut Brion 2010 continues its grand legacy with an incredible wine showing a color that approaches a beautiful ruby red with violet hues. The aromas are uncontainable, following each other in a beautiful succession starting with woodiness, followed by red berries and then by the flavors of cocoa powder, toasted wood and Cuban tobacco. In the mouth, the smoothness at the beginning gives way a strong tannic structure. Despite a palpable density, tannins are very fine and seemingly endless. In this wine one finds the depth and suppleness of 1989, the thickness of the 2000, the freshness of 2005 and the roundness of 2009.
Domaine de Chevalier 2010
In his Domaine de Chevalier 2010, owner Oliver Bernard produced a great, classic Bordeaux wine that follows in a succession of stunning vintages. This wine is a beautiful expression of its Pesac-Léognan terroir with an incredible harmony between is 64% Cabernet-Sauvignon and 34% Merlot. Aromas of ripe red and black fruits dominate the nose. The wine is well built with a nice tannic structure that is perfectly balanced by its fruity character. The finish is long, with the round tannins lingering on the palate.