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My First Look at 2010 Bordeaux


Jenn and I tasted the three Bordeaux featured in this post over the course of three nights.  The 2010 Chateau Tour St. Bonnet remained firm over the period so I suspect it really is a wine that will benefit from short-term cellaring.  The 2010 Chateau du Moulin Rouge was a bit more expressive showing an interesting saline and graphite touch.  The flavors come off lighter despite the strong structure.  My favorite of the trio was the 2010 Chateau Malescasse.  It showed a pleasing balance of fruit, weight, structure, and influence from wood.  These wines were purchased at MacArthur Beverages.

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2010 Chateau Tour St. Bonnet, Medoc – $18
Imported by MacArthur Liquors.  This wine is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Malbec, and 5% Petit Verdot sourced from vines averaging 35 years of age.  Alcohol 14%.  There was red fruit in the mouth with a firm underpinning of very fine tannins.  With air it took on a stone-like firmness.  It remained tight but was more expansive in the finish where an almost inky note came out.  ** 2015-2020.

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2010 Chateau du Moulin Rouge, Haut-Medoc – $20
Imported by MacArthur Liquors.  This wine is a blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc sourced from vines averaging 35 years of age which was aged for 12 months in oak barrels.  Alcohol 13.5%.  The color was a quite-dark black cherry.  There was red fruit with a little greenhouse note and acidity on the back sides of the tongue.  This was lighter in body and lighter in the middle with watery acidity.  It was a touch saline with powdery lipstick flavors, and a firmer structure.  There were graphite notes in the finish.  With air it developed flavors of hard raspberry candy.  This has the strength to develop.  **(*) 2015-2024.

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2010 Chateau Malescasse, Haut-Medoc – $20
Imported by MacArthur Liquors.  This wine is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc which was aged for 16 months in 30% new oak.  Alcohol 14%.  The nose was very subtle eventually revealing leather and black fruit.  In the mouth were slightly dense, black and red fruit.  There was a slightly cool aspect.  There was some perfume, acidity, and tannins in the finish followed by a hint of leather and a little earth.  With air the structure nicely came out along with some viscous weight and a hint of green house.  **(*) Now-2024?

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