"The alcohol is more modest at 14% than many other St.-Emilions, but the wine displays a sumptuous personality, with loamy, sandy soil notes interwoven with black currant, blueberry and sweet cherry, some floral nuances and a touch of toasty oak. It is a rich, full-bodied wine with moderate tannin. Give it several years of cellaring and drink it over the following 15 or more years.
Far superior to what I remember tasting from barrel, this 2010 comes from a vineyard that was part of the greater Figeac estate until it was sold off in the late 1800s. The wine is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc made by the other half of the dynamic duo of Bordeaux consultants, Christine Derenoncourt, wife of Stephane. Very low yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare produced a final blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. "
Quelle: "The Wine Advocate", Issue 205 auf www.erobertparker.com
"This is one of the few instances where the 2008 performed better than the 2010 when tasted side by side. Trust me, there is nothing wrong with the 2010 as it possesses excellent, possibly outstanding black raspberry, blueberry, earth and acacia flower-like characteristics. The wine’s soft tannin, medium-bodied mouthfeel and less massiveness than most 2010s suggest it will be ready early and drink well for a decade."
Quelle: "The Wine Advocate", Issue 194 auf www.erobertparker.com