AHA Bordeaux Wine Tasting of the 2010 vintage

Ritz Carlton Washington DC
Tasted Saturday, May 4, 2013 by cab blends with 302 views

Flight 1 (1 Note)

Flight 2 (4 Notes)

  • 2010 Château Malartic-Lagravière 94 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan

    Cab Sauvignon 45, Merlot 45, Verdot 5, Franc 5 - Tannins 7/10 and smoother for me than the 05. Classic dry finish and balanced. Overall the 05 and 10 are very similar - the nose on the 05 was not enticing. Long finish

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  • 2005 Château Malartic-Lagravière 93 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan

    Just a notch below the 2010. The nose has a hint of wet soil. Classic French and very similar to the 2010 for me even though the blend is significantly different. Cab 55, Merlot 40, Franc 5. There is a minor hint of brown starting to show.

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  • 2010 Château Haut-Bailly 91 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan

    Cab 62, Merlot 36, Franc 2. A hint of cassis in the nose. Red ruby color. Tannins 6/10 but the tannins last very long and grow on the palate. In character just like the 2002 and I assume it will age like the 2002 - see notes.

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  • 2002 Château Haut-Bailly 90 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan

    A medicinal hint on the nose together with a light cellar. Enjoyable ad not off-putting. Not as red as the 2010 as the rubiness is waning. Tannins are 8/10. A good average Left Bank Cab.

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Flight 3 (4 Notes)

  • 2010 Le Petit Cheval 94 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    My favorite of the tasting. Merlot 53, Franc 47. Light fresh tobacco with a fruity nose of cherries and cassis. Tannins 7/10 and bright red.

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  • 2000 Le Petit Cheval 90 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Franc 54, Merlot 46. Light tobacco on the nose but some of the bright red is fading. Tannins 6/10. This has some acid in the finish - may be closed and needs to reopen?

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  • 2010 Château Troplong Mondot 93 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    This is a massive tannic bomb yet most enjoyable. Tannins 9/10. Merlot 90, Cab 5 and Franc 5. Very young, dark red and ruby and hints of spice.

    This could rate higher in future years and can lie down.

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  • 2006 Château Troplong Mondot 93 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Very similar to the 2010.

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