Haut-Médoc and Médoc 2010

Our pick of the 2010 vintage from Haut-Médoc and Médoc

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

Beaumont
Deep, dark ruby red in colour.
The aromas combine a rich ripe warm red fruits with leafy cabernet notes.
The palate has plenty of tannic grip and a core of jammy red fruit flavours that are given good length on the finish by nice fresh acidity. The finish combines dry tannic notes with warm alcoholic richness. (David Allen MW)
Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson MW
Junior Vianna MW
David Allen MW
 
16.5
 
87-88
Cantemerle

A quintessentially elegant style of Bordeaux, the opaque ruby/purple-tinged 2010 Cantemerle possesses elegant floral notes intermixed with hints of blueberries, raspberries, sweet red cherries and currants. Medium-bodied with impressive purity, concentration and texture, it is not a heavyweight, but rather a well-proportioned, stylish red that should drink nicely for 15-20 years. 
Robert Parker Jr. The Wine Advocate
Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson MW
Decanter
Wine Spectator
91-93
16
17
93-94
Cissac
A deep dark, opaque, black/purple wine with really vivid cassis aromas.
Beautifully concentrated cassis fruit is supported by a big firm structure of drying cedary tannins. There is nice acidity that leaves vivid, juicy blackcurrant notes on the finish. The balanced alcohol contributes to the finesse of the finish. This is a typically firm Cissac that displays really lovely fruit. (David Allen MW)
Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson MW
Junior Vianna MW
David Allen MW
 
   
88-90
Goulée (by Cos d’Estournel)
Deep, dark and practically opaque ruby red colour.
The aromas are perfumed and ripe, containing soft red fruits and black berries with cinnamon spice.
The palate has lovely spices over opulent fleshy fruit and contrasting notes of coffee. The palate is full, rich and warm. The wine is cleanly made with lovely fresh acidity. The alcohol is high but is well balanced by the wines big structure and concentrated fruit. There are rich liquorice notes at the finish The perfumed new oak notes are well integrated and the tannins are supple, creating a long, velvet textured finish.    (DA & JV)
Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson MW
Junior Vianna MW
David Allen MW
90-92
 16.5
90-92
90-91
Potensac
Deep, dark, purple colour with a vivid purple rim.
The nose is very restrained with cedar overlaying cassis.
The palate displays an incredible depth of fruit and a lot of fine, firm tannins. The very ripe, pure dark fruit flavours include plums and cherries, framed by cedary and earthy notes. The acidity is balanced to good and the alcohol rich. The finish is tannic and drying, this is finely made but currently a very tight wine. (DA & JV)
Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson MW
Junior Vianna MW
David Allen MW
87-89 16 87-89 87-89
Sociando-Mallet
Opaque, deep purple colour
Beautiful, pure, cassis aromas: black berries, chocolate, cherries, sweet spices, vanilla, touch cedar, meaty.
The wine is dry but has good fruit, ripe and sweet in the mid-palate, with firm but refined tannins, a savoury, firm dry finish
(Junior Vianna MW)
Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson MW
Junior Vianna MW
David Allen MW
91-93
16.5
90-92+
88-89
Tour St Bonnet
An opaque, deep, dark black/red wine. Lovely cassis aromas have hints of leaf and a touch of cedar. There is a nice concentration of rich cassis fruit, with lots of firm but rounded tannins. The fruit is lifted by good crispness and the alcohol balanced to high. The finish is of good length, a very pleasing wine. (David Allen MW)
Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson MW
Junior Vianna MW
David Allen MW
     
88-89
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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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