Bordeaux 2010 Releases – Langoa, Talbot and Réserve de la Comtesse

Our Bordeaux campaign is now in full swing and we have already had a few new releases this morning:

2010 Château Langoa-Barton, Cru Classé St-Julien
£519.00  per case of 12 in bond.

Anthony Barton’s 3rd growth was outstanding this year, slightly more approachable than its bigger brother but with excellent ageing potential.
“A swathe of rich, weighty and concentrated fruit is pure and focused in style, lifted by the bright acidity characteristic of this vintage. The broad, full palate is constrained by a fine tannic frame, to give a defined structure. Quite big and brooding, whilst remaining supple and light on its feet.”

2010 Château Talbot, Cru Classé St-Julien
£465.00 per case of 12 in bond
A perennial British favourite, Château Talbot scored 91-93 Parker points in 2010. 
There is only one way to describe this vintage of Talbot: archetypal St Julien. It boasts a very pure and rich cassis nose, which announces great precision. On the palate it does not disappoint, with its silky texture and ripe, rich black fruit and fresh raspberries on the finish. Very seductive, as all decent St Julien should be.

2010 Réserve de la Comtesse, Pauillac
£357.00 per case of 12 in bond
A traditionally easy drinking, forward second wine, it has started to display classed growth ambitions. 
 Tasted alongside the grand vin, the 2010 Reserve de la Comtesse is now a very serious wine in its own right. A wonderfully exotic and expressive nose of cassis, apricot and classic Pauillac notes of pencil lead and cedar. A gorgeous satin-like texture envelopes layers of fruit. Cassis, blackberry and chocolate notes are underpinned by super-fine tannins and refreshing acidity. There is a real swagger about this wine, showing balance, purity and grace, but with a definite wow factor.

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