Margaux 2010

Our pick of the 2010 vintage from Margaux

Scores use a 100 point scale, where 100 is the maximum score, but Jancis Robinson uses a 20 point scale, where 20 is the maximum.

Margaux
Very deep, dark, opaque youthful red/purple colour that holds right to the rim. There are wonderfully intense aromas of crushed red and black berries with milky touches. The palate is intense, youthful, elegant and pure. Notes of cassis, blackberries and damsons are framed by a very attractive fine cedary oak structure. The tannins are supple and silky. There is good concentration and mouth-watering acidity. The wine has a long, composed, seamless finish with a little alcoholic warmth, bright damson fruit and some savoury overtones. (JV & DA)
Robert Parker Jancis Robinson MW Junior Vianna MW David Allen MW
96-98 19 94-96+ 96-98
Palmer
The wine is an opaque purple/red colour with a vivid purple rim.
The aromas are a combination of fine cedar notes, mocha and coffee grounds.
This is a composed, elegant wine with lovely fruit purity. The very fine structure complements vibrant notes of bramble, raspberry, cassis and morello cherries. The wine is in a quite traditional style, combining drying, grainy tannins with fresh acidity. The finish is very long with a good grip, this is certainly one for the future. (DA)
Robert Parker Jancis Robinson MW Junior Vianna MW David Allen MW
95-97 18 89-91+ 93-95+
Brane-Cantenac
Deep, dark black/red colour.
Restrained aromas of dark fruits, mineral notes and some lifted dark berry perfume.
The palate is well structured and the tannins are drying. The wine has good acidity and there is some lovely juicy black fruit. The finish is very attractive and shows the wine should open beautifully as its tannins soften. (JV & DA)
Robert Parker Jancis Robinson MW Junior Vianna MW David Allen MW
93-96 17 90-91 88-90+
Marquis de Terme
An opaque wine posessing a dark purple red colour.
The nose is absolutely delightful, it is restrained with classic violet perfumes, elegant notes of cassis, dark cherry hints and delicate vanilla and cedary oak.
On the palate the fruit is wonderful lifted, sweet and juicy, but with a firm, refined structure, good acidity and a long pleasant, balanced finish. (JV & DA) 
Robert Parker Jancis Robinson MW Junior Vianna MW David Allen MW
0 16.5 90-92+ 91-92
Kirwan
The wine is completely opaque, its deep, dark purple black colour holding well to the rim.
The aromas are quite restrained, combining earthy notes with impenetrable dark fruits.
The palate is rich, initially presenting simple liquorice, blackberry, kirsch and nectarine flavours, before revealing greater complexity. The wine develops into an elegant, well structured, firm wine with fine grained tannins. A big, concentrated wine, that is never the less well balanced. Fine grained drying tannins on the finish. (DA)
Robert Parker Jancis Robinson MW Junior Vianna MW David Allen MW
90-93 17 89-90+ 92-94+
Rauzan-Segla

Deep colour. Youthful, ruby with a purple rim.
Cassis dark cherries, hint of leafiness. Sweet juicy fruit, good concentration, Sophisticated firm structure, savoury.
Sophisticated.

Robert Parker Jancis Robinson MW Junior Vianna MW David Allen MW
92-94 17.5 91-92+ 89-90
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About Coe Vintners Fine Wine

Coe Vintners Fine Wine is part of the Coe Group, one of the leading wine and spirit suppliers in the UK. An independent family business established in 1930, Coe Vintners will celebrate 85 years continuous trading in 2015.
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