2010 Bordeaux Wine Buying Guide, Tasting Notes Ratings


2010 Bordeaux Wine, Vintage Report and Buying Guide with Tasting Notes, Reviews, Ratings and producer comments for the top 250 wines from every Bordeaux wine appellation, St. Estephe, Pauillac, St. Julien, Margaux, Pessac Leognan, Haut Medoc, Pomerol, St. Emilion and the Right Bank Satellite Appellations  with everything you want to know about 2010 Bordeaux Wine.


The style of 2010 Bordeaux wines is best described as a modern version of a classic vintage.  The wines structured, tannic, full bodied and will require serious cellaring time before being ready to drink, especially in the Left Bank.  2010 Bordeaux is rich in extract, alcohol and tannin.  On average, Cabernet Sauvignon based wines of the Left Bank vary from 13.5% to more than 14.5%. In the Right Bank, St. Emilion and Pomerol can be over 15.5%.  Do we care? The short answer is no. I’ve tasted almost every important 2010 Bordeaux and the wines are good.

If 2010 Bordeaux wine tasted hot, flabby or out of balance, it would be an issue. However, with 2010 Bordeaux, there is ample acidity which gives the wines lift. Clearly high alcohol is not a problem.  The problems the wines will face will come from producers that over extracted. The best chateaux that used a gentle touch and did not push things too far, have made stunning wines that at the top, are at the level of the best wines from 2000, 2005 and 2009! Some 2010 Bordeaux wines are even better than those previous years.

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