2010 Mouton Rothschild, Clerc Milon, d’Armailhac Reviews


2010 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 2010 Chateau Clerc Milon, 2010 Chateau d’Armailhac 2010 Bordeaux Wine review, tasting notes and ratings.

2010 Mouton Rothschild represents the largest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon used in blend in the history of the chateau at 94%. The remainder is Merlot. The wine reached 14% alcohol, which is slightly higher than the estate achieved in 2009. From 49% of the harvest, which already experienced low yields due to the weather, the wine achieved natural concentration. Inky dark ruby with purple edges, abundant scents of cedar, truffle, tobacco, boysenberry, cassis, and hints of blueberry prepare your palate for a bath in pure Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich textures, pure silk, power and refined elegance with a suave, exotic, opulent style. The wine explodes on your palate and continues to broaden and expand in flavor. This is a great vintage of Mouton which competes with the 2006. 97-100 Pts
2010 Petit Mouton 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc is spicy, with bright cassis, oak and earthy in the nose. Medium bodied with fresh cassis and dark berries, this is very good quality for a second wine. This will sow well young. 89-91 Pts

2010 d’Armailhac 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot opens with cedar, 5 spice, gravel and cassis scents. Deep in color, in fact this wine is darker and richer than the outstanding 2009. Filled with chocolate covered blackberries and sweet cassis, this wine offers depth and purity of flavor. This is the second strong vintage in a row for this Pauillac. 92-94 Pts

2010 Clerc Milon 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot ,11% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere makes up the blend for the darkest color I recall seeing in Clerc Milon. Complex aromas of fresh herbs, cassis, forest scents, cedar wood and mocha open to smooth tannins, fleshy textures, brightness and a clean, cassis filled finish. 90-92 Pts

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