Bordeaux 2010

Presentation of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, 25.03.13, Düsseldorf.

Dry white wines

Carbonnieux – slightly dump / lean / racy acid / medium length / 2014 – 2020 / 15,0

Domaine de Chevalier – pure / complex / fine oak / great structure / precise / long / 2016 – 2030 / 18,5+

Fieuzal – intense citrus flavours / subtle toasty notes / medium body / creamy texture / lacks focus / 2014 – 2020 / 16,0

Pape Clement – pure / intense / toasty oak / fleshy / creamy texture / opulent style / sweet finish / 2015 – 2025 / 17,0

Smith Haut-Lafitte – reductive notes / lean / hollow  / disappointing / bottle variation?

Red wines

Haut-Bailly – focused / medium plus body / fine-grained tannins / structured / elegant / good length / 2020 – 2035 / 18,0

Pape-Clement – sweet fruit / intense new oak / full body / dense / blockbuster style / long / lacks finesse / 2018 – 2035 / 17,5+

Smith Haut-Lafitte – restrained / medium plus body / oaky tannins / robust / difficult at this stage / 2025 – 2040 / (17,0)

Domaine de Chevalier –  crushed cranberries / structured / good freshness and grip / long / fine / 2020 – 2040 / 18,0

Beau-Sejour Becot – ripe cherry flavours / rich / fullish / lacks elegance / medium length / 2017 – 2030 / 16,0

Canon – black fruits / chocolate notes / concentrated /  fleshy / slightly burning finish / 2018 – 2032 / 17,0

Canon la Gaffeliere – forward / ripe cherry / rich / powerful / lacks a bit freshness / medium length / 2017 – 2030 / 17,5

Figeac – black berries / animal touch / medium body / astringent yet balanced tannins / good length / 2018 – 2032 / 17,0

Gazin – restrained / medium body / lacks concentration and focus / medium length / 2016 – 2025 / 16,5

La Conseillante – attractive nose / sweet red fruits / good balance / textured / persistent length / 2020 – 2035 / 17,5+

Petit Village – oaky / chocolate / concentrated / lacks elegance / medium length / 2018 – 2030 / 17,0

Cantemerle – ripe red berries / floral touch / medium body / balanced / shows freshness / medium length / 2018 – 2030 / 17,0

Brane Cantenac – dark cherry / perfect ripeness / medium plus body /  well structured / long / fine / 2020 – 2035 ? 17,5++

Cantenac Brown – sweet cherry / red fruits / balanced oak / medium concentration / warm finish / 2017 – 2028 / 16,5

Giscours – pure / black fruits / integrated oak / precise / great freshness and balance / long / very fine Giscours / 2020 – 2035 / 18,0

du Tertre – sweet red fruits / soft texture / elegant / good appellation style / medium length / 2018 – 2030 / 17,0

Kirwan – slightly overripe notes / sweet / soft / lacks structure / 2015 – 2025 / 16,0

Prieure Lichine – black fruits / medium concentration / hollow / lacks concentration / short / 15,5 / 2016 – 2025

Rauzan Segla – fresh red berries / pure / focused / very good concentration, freshness and balance / elegant / long / very fine / 18,0 / 2020 – 2038

Ferriere – sweet cherry flavours / medium body / integrated oak / charming / easy drinking style / medium length / 2016 – 2028 / 16,5

Branaire Ducru – dark cherry / intense oak / medium body / silky texture / elegant / 2020 – 2032 / 17,5

Gruaud Larose – blackcurrant / earthy notes / herbal touch / intense grip / powerful tannins / dense / long / masculine style / needs time / 2025 – 2040 / 18,0

Lagrange – restrained / sweet cherry / soft texture / well made but lacks energy and excitement / medium length / 2020 – 2030 / 17,0

Léoville-Barton – restrained / blackcurrant / well balanced oak / shows focus and precision / long / great potential / classy / 2025 – 2050 / 19,0

Langoa Barton – sweet red fruit flavours / medium body / forward / textured / good balance and length / 2018 – 2030 / 17,0+

Léoville Poyferré – black fruits / floral touch / medium plus body / luscious / rich texture / very good balance / long / very fine / 2020 – 2045 / 18,0+

Saint Pierre – pure / cassis / perfect ripeness / structured / great freshness / long / very fine / 2020 – 240 / 18,0

Talbot – black cherry / slightly overripe impression / forward / concentrated / burning / robust tannins / 2020 – 2035 / 17,0

Haut-Bages Liberal – pure / spicy / medium plus body / shows focus, integration and medium length / good value / 2018 – 2032 / 17,0

Clerc Milon – restrained / medium plus body / new oak / simple structure / without finesse and energy / disappointing / 2018 – 2030 / 16,0

D‘ Armailhac – sweet red berries / soft / charming but without depth and finesse / more New World style rather than Pauillac / 2016 – 2028 / 16,0

Batailley – earthy notes / structured / fresh / grippy tannins / classic style / good length / 2020 – 2035 / 17,0+

Pichon Comtesse – pure / focused / very good structure / refined / long / very fine / 2020 – 2040 / 18,5

Lynch Bages – blackcurrant / spicy touch / firm backbone / structured / grippy yet balanced tannins / great potential / 2022 – 2045 / 18,5

Sweet wines

Doisy Daëne – fresh citrus fruit and sweet vanilla flavours / pure / medium body / great freshness / polished / long / 2015 – 2035 / 17,5++

Guiraud – intense honey notes / rich / opulent / a bit clumsy / medium length / 2015 – 2030 / 16,5

Suduiraut – pure nose / exotic fruit / toasty touch / powerful / creamy / balanced / good depth and length / 2018 – 2035 / 17,5