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96 James Suckling, 90 Wine Spectator


95pts Suckling, 94pts Parker; 94pts Spectator


2010 Beni Di Batasiolo Barolo Briccolina 2010 Beni Di Batasiolo Barolo Briccolina Intense and leisurely, it is distinguished for the perfect balance of tannins, freshness and alcohol contents, conveying sensations which are bold and elegant at the same time in this 2010 vintage. 92 James Suckling: Extremely perfumed with flowers, dried fruit and spices on [...]


2010 Mastrojanni Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 Mastrojanni Brunello Di Montalcino The color of this 2010 wine is deep, clear, ruby red with an intensity that befits the great vintage. The nose opens with ripe fruit and expanding into scents of earth and sweet leaf tobacco. Frank entry, generous mid-palate and an intriguing finish with a [...]


2010 Chateau Meyney Saint-Estephe 2010 Chateau Meyney Saint-Estephe Chateau Meyney’s vineyard is planted of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, on a perfectly-drained gravel soil that provides ideal conditions for grapes ripening. This unusually high share of Petit Verdot explains a particular trait of the wines, which regularly show notes of leather [...]


2010 Faustino Rioja I Gran Reserva 2010 Faustino Rioja I Gran Reserva; Red Blend from Rioja, Spain Winemaker Notes; Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo, the three classic Rioja grape varieties. Graciano provides a very lively color and high acidity; Mazuelo flavour and abundant tannin, both together with Tempranillo are the perfect coupage for long ageing wines. True to [...]


2010 Cusumano Nero D’Avola Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot No 2010 Cusumano Nero D’Avola Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot No This elegant and savory Nero d’Avola offers cassis, blue flower and baking spice aromas. This 2010 vintage is a full-bodied expression of the grape, boasting ripe black cherry, blackberry and black pepper hints alongside fine-grained tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon   Cabernet [...]


2010 Chateau Troplong Mondot Saint Emilion 2010 Chateau Troplong Mondot Saint Emilion Chteau Troplong Mondot is grown on extensive vineyards in France, rich in limestone clay soils. Powerful, well-structured with pronounced complex tannins, its deep aromas of truffles and blackberries develop over time. Definite new wood aromas here, the wine impressively dense, structured. Then there [...]


The color is concentrated, intense. Aromas of fresh black currant, sweet and ripe, bring great intensity to the wine’s fruity youthfulness. Careful barrel aging shows well. This 2010 vintage is fresh and powerful on the palate, with an evolution focusing on tight and firm tannins. The mid-palate is very fleshy, finishing on a slightly dry [...]


One of the main criteria in tasting the 2010 vintage is its freshness correlated with a strong tannic structure, which allows it to enter in line with the vintages of 1990, 1996 and 2000. Spicy notes, black and ripe fruit, vivid at this stage of aging. Perhaps the expression of Petit Verdot, kept this year [...]


This wine is a superb ruby-red colour with purplish highlights. The initially closed-in bouquet opens up nicely on aeration. The wonderfully subtle aromas follow through in quick succession, starting with oaky overtones, followed by red-berry fruit, leading into terroir character: cocoa powder, roasting coffee, and Havana cigars. The initial softness on the palate gradually evolves [...]


Cos d’Estournel has the style of masculine elegance in which immense power is combined with grace and smoothness. Impressive when young for the intensity of its structure and explosive fruit, Cos d’Estournel evolves slowly to completely mature. The 2010 is a beautiful, deep crimson color with notes of blackberries and licorice. It is powerful on [...]


Montecillo Gran Reserva is a classic Rioja wine, selected from exceptional vintages to craft an elegantly complex and exquisitely proportioned wine. All the wines are crafted to enjoy a long bottle life; they continue bottle ageing longer than those from other wineries in the region. Montecillo is also renowned for its female winemaker, oenologist Mercedes [...]


Grape Variety : Tinto Fino and Cabernet-Sauvignon. Average age of vineyard : 35 years. Harvest : Hand-picked. Note : A generous potent vintage providing an expressive profound rich wine.


Situated at 2000 feet this warmer site expresses a great deal of fruit—in 2010 one finds a compote of freshly crushed berries alongside dark chocolate and fresh tobacco. The palate is round and expansive marked by flavors of Santa Rosa plum fresh pine notes and ripe chalky tannins.


Selbach-Oster Riesling vineyards lie on a 4-mile / 7 km stretch along the Mosel starting in Zeltingen upstream to Wehlen Graach and Bernkastel. Vines have been cultivated here since Roman times. Every single vineyard on that short stretch of river has its own special environment and microclimate—its terroir. Each single lot of wine in the [...]


Selbach-Oster Riesling vineyards lie on a 4-mile / 7 km stretch along the Mosel starting in Zeltingen upstream to Wehlen Graach and Bernkastel. Vines have been cultivated here since Roman times. Every single vineyard on that short stretch of river has its own special environment and microclimate—its terroir. Each single lot of wine in the [...]


Colour : Intense red with light garnet highlights. Bouquet : Complex bouquet with aromas of plum blackberry jam elderberry syrup cinnamon caramel. Taste : On the palate it is warm and its tannins are smooth.


Aromas of blackberry cassis and cedar mingle with hints dark chocolate and tobacco to seduce and intrigue. The palate is inviting and silky with a vivid core of blackberry flavor balanced by a backbone of acidity and a smooth tannin structure. This Bordeaux-style wine has a very long juicy cherry-laced finish that speaks to its [...]


This wine displays aromas of Asian pear and ripe apple with a touch of honey and vanilla. The mouth is greeted with a rich and creamy mousse and the fruit of the nose continues on adding creme brulee and stone fruit layered over black cherry. The finish is long and wraps up with hint of [...]


Red deep color dark crimson and purple. Intense fruity aromas (cherry in liquor and ripe plums) with recollections of noble wood (cedar). Very balanced with a fresh acidity and polished delicate tannins with an intense velvet feeling and with a final length of ripe fruits. Beefy in mouth tasty and lively.


Color : dark ruby red. Bouquet : Intense elegant and crisp red berries. Balsamic and earthy fragrances matching the vanilla from the wood. Taste : The palate is very elegant with velvety and rich tannins blending with lively acidity. Excellent balance and very fine style.


Eye : Deep dark ruby colour with mauve tints. Nose : Black fruits leather liquorice coffee flavour and oriental spices. Palate : Powerful attack with richness and an important tannic structure. This wine expression fully the terroir trough its finesse and the strength of its tannins. Overall : Great ageing potential structured and concentrated with [...]




This 2010 vintage combines freshness and power both on the nose and the palate. The aromas mostly consist of black fruits but there are also liquorice and tropical fruit notes. On the palate it is appealing and spherical with ripe close-knit tannins. The finish is straight and very long with lots of freshness following through.


Its rows of vines grow on a double thalweg of gravelly clay. They produce a very fine wine with tight texture great richness and wonderful freshness. On the palate the wine is pure and powerful the tannins dense and spicy and the finish of great depth with glorious aromas. Because of these qualities Chateau Potensac [...]


A well-balanced wine: notes of liquorice and fruits (blackcurrant strawberry black cherry) on the nose. The same in the mouth very expressive and full of flavor; blackberry raspberry also tobacco and cedar. A full-bodied wine long intense and velvety tannins. A desirable pleasure to finish.