2010 Château du Retout

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Haut-Médoc
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Community Tasting Notes 38

  • SLOFred Likes this wine: (89 points)

    January 1, 2016 - Last drank this when it first came out 2-3 years ago. At time, very tannic and I was concerned with "what have I done" as I had bought a case. Now, following a 2 hour decant, a different wine. The tannins have softened considerably. Initially thin in the mid palate. No fruit. By 3 hours after decant, it was much better. The fruit came out, the mid palate filled in and the tannins even softer. However, there was a persistent bitterness in the finish that got better, but did not disappear. I will try again in 1-2 years, definitely a 3 hour decant.

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  • beachdude8977 Likes this wine: (90 points)

    June 19, 2015 - Lots of herbs on day one.. nice big bold fruit with slight tannins.. day two came across more like syrah.. dark cherry fruit. plums.. nice and bold :)

  • Motz wrote: (93 points)

    June 15, 2015 - An incredibly rich, fresh, rocky, earthy, and peppery (assorted peppers) offering. Lively, bright and concentrated yet remarkably focused and precise.

  • Nojomoschwa Likes this wine: (89 points)

    April 20, 2015 - Decanted for 4 hours before enjoying with lightly smoked Chuck Eye roast from the Big Green Egg. It had only just begun to open by then. The prominent notes were cassis, graphite and a real 'leafiness' plus some pencil shavings and smoke. It got much better on the second night. For the $15 price, this is very good value indeed. I wouldn't be in any hurry to open it — should have 5 or so good years ahead of it. Not the longest finish, but everything is in place and quite well-integrated.

  • dfresh wrote: (86 points)

    April 17, 2015 - Fruity inviting bouquet. Well balanced with creme de cassis graphite and licorice notes, mellow tannins and modest alcohol. Short but pleasant finish.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château du Retout
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Haut-Médoc
  • UPC Code 3760108630321

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,051 (86%)
  • Consumed 174 (14%)

Food Pairing

agneau, Boeuf, camembert, fromage bleu, gibier, poulet grillé, viande rouge

Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  20 votes