Beautiful Bordeaux - Published in March 2013

More than 65 reviews of newly released red and white wines

March 2013 Featured Collections

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93
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Château Moulin de la Rose 2010 Red (Saint-Julien)

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This rare unclassified growth from Saint-Julien has all of the elegance you would expect, and it balances firm tannins with a classic black-currant flavor. It has dark, structured tannins, with layers of wood and acidity on the fragrant finish. Keep this for many years.  — R.V.  (3/1/2013)
92
points

Château Ambe Tour Pourret 2010 Red (Saint-Émilion)

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Initially, this is tight, minerally and structured, but as the wine opens, intense dark fruits and rich tannins surface, creating an opulent, juicy character. The vineyard is planted with 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, and it’s the combination in 2010 that gives such a vital, rich and structured selection.  — R.V.  (3/1/2013)
92
points

Château Blaignan 2010 Red (Médoc)

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Aromatic hints of new wood translate onto the smooth palate. It has smoke and black currant flavors, with tannins that are already well integrated. Attractive acidity gives this a final lift. Keep it for 5–6 years.  — R.V.  (3/1/2013)
91
points

Château le Manoir 2010 Cuvée Prestige Red (Lalande de Pomerol)

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Despite the high alcohol level, this is classic Bordeaux, with style, elegance and fine balance between tannin and ripe black-currant fruit. It demonstrates the concentration and rich structure of the vintage, yet the finish has a light, bright, fruity touch.  — R.V.  (3/1/2013)
91
points

Château Ségur de Cabanac 2010 Red (Saint-Estèphe)

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This wine that shows the ripe tannins of Saint-Estèphe. It has a dry, dark core that’s surrounded by rich black currant fruit. Situated close to Calon-Ségur, this is a stylish selection that exudes power and structure.  — R.V.  (3/1/2013)
91
points

Château Chantelys 2010 Red (Médoc)

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This is a fruity, Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine, with tannins that support and balance the black currant flavor. Wood aging lightly brushes the structure.  — R.V.  (3/1/2013)
91
points

Château la Gravette Lacombe 2010 Red (Médoc)

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Dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a firm, rich expression of the vintage. It has firm tannins, with a mineral edge and a black currant flavor. The wine, which takes part of its name from the gravelly soil, has a toasty wood character that plays a fine supporting role. Age for five years or more.  — R.V.  (3/1/2013)
91
points

Château des Lattes 2010 Red (Médoc)

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Full, ripe and juicy, this has a flavor of fresh black-currant juice, which is balanced by the dry, firm tannins that promise aging.  — R.V.  (3/1/2013)
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