2010 Chablis

Domaine François Raveneau

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2010

Jan A

Solid, tight but nothing really stood out — 23 days ago

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Santa Helena

Don Red Blend 2010

A true Chilean gem. Must decant. A faded red on the eye. After decant, the nose is suple with red berries and leather. The mouthfeel is elegant with soft silky tones of red fruit and light baking spice. Excellent. — 2 days ago

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Clos De La Roilette

Cuvée Tardive Fleurie Gamay 2010

Just needed 3/4 years after release to shed some of that extra meat locker taste to it. Raspberry, dark cherry, Asian spices, bacon fat. Better with food.  — a day ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice. Love this wine, '10 was the first vintage I started only buying it in mag. Got every year since.
David L

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They get to a certain point of maturity and stay there for a number of years. I’ve rarely had a bottle that taste the same for multiple years. Just doesn’t change. Nice bottle. 

Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils

Clos des Hospices dans les Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2010

This has matured gracefully. Still bright and fresh attack and becoming richer in mid palate and finish. Good length. New oak imprint is slightly more present than ideal. Not a blockbuster Les Clos, but a pleasure to drink. The Clos is located at the foot, or bottom, of Les Clos and is a Moreau family monopole. — a month ago

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Thienpont Derenoncourt

La Violette Du Manoir Grand Vin De Bordeaux 2010

Ken Z

Drank 10/13/20.
Nose on the light to medium side with plum, gravel, and fig. Black fruit and soil dominate the palate. Tannins mostly resolved at this stage. Finish is dry and falls off a bit quickly. Drink up, as this will not improve further.
3/21/8/4/3 +50 = 89 pts.
— 7 days ago

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Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Really a very nice Napa Cabernet from a great vineyard site in a good drinking place age wise. On cork pop the oak was too overbearing - that sort of oaky sweetness that I don’t care for. But decanted for a couple hours as a result and quite nice after that. Deep violet in the glass. Deep dark fruit notes. Unmistakably Napa, for sure. Some glycerin feel. But a long finish with just enough acid to keep it together. I don’t often drink Napa cab, but on a fall day with burgers it’s hard to complain. — 2 days ago

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San Fabiano Calcinaia

Riserva Cellole Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2010

Dark fruited elegance, made of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot & Colorino. The wine is quite dark with a burst of black fruit on the nose, with black cherry-berry-currant. Very smooth tannines and a long finish. Excellent wine! — 9 days ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Forêt Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

Unbelievably smooth with a citrusy finish — a month ago

Patrick Jasmin

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2010

This remains a very feminine styled wine (as I recall from a bottle a few years ago). Nose requires some time to unfold, but eventually shows lots of lively crushed granite, cracked black peppercorns, blackberry skins, and a slight cured meat note. Lean and medium-bodied in the mouth, with savory, minerally flavors and crisp acids. It’s light but flavorful, and seems to have plenty of life left. — 9 days ago

Angelo Casagrande
with Angelo
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Paolo Bea

Pagliaro Secco Montefalco Sagrantino 2010

Nose has smoked & partially-dried plum, sliced cherries dredged in cocoa powder, faint baking spice, mashed black cherries, old cigar box and dried blackberries.

Palate has grilled plum, savory herbs, over-ripe blackberry, bittersweet chocolate chips, faint fire-roasted tomato and raspberry puree.

Decanted +3H, needs lots more time to uncoil. Medium to heavy tannins with a drying palate texture similar to eating a spoonful of cocoa powder, dry + chocolatey. A wall of tannins, if drinking this before 2026, decant at least 8-12H.
— 4 days ago

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Matt Perlman

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These are beasts but so good
Ming L

Ming L

Surprised to see this scored lower than the 14’ Montioni. Maybe still too young?
Severn Goodwin

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@Ming L The Bea needs more years for certain, but the Montioni is a real charmer, especially when it's more than half the price. Seek one out and be happy.