2010 Peter Michael "Coeur À Coeur" Knights Valley Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Coeur a Coeur boasts lots of quince, candle wax and citrus aromas that soar from the glass of this full-bodied, stunningly pure, rich white. It would drink beautifully with grilled salmon or a big, fat, cream sauce with fish dish. This brilliant white wine is a great example of the genius of Nick and Luc Morlet. It should keep for 10+ years. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Light gold. Pungent aromas of peach skin, melon, floral honey and smoky lees. Fleshy and round but surprisingly energetic, offering vibrant lemon and pit fruit flavors complicated by dusty minerals and a hint of white pepper. An impressively pure blend, finishing with excellent clarity and silkiness and strong mineral thrust. (ST)
Another standout, the 2010 Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc Coeur a Coeur is pure texture and vinosity in the glass. Scents of apricot, peach, jasmine and ginger lead to a seamless core of fruit. The style is rich and voluptuous, but all the elements are very much in place. Layers of oily, beautifully delineated fruit fill out the wine's frame nicely in this Graves-inspired white. (AG)
The broad, toasty, firm notes of lanolin and dried citrus zest reveal a spicy profile, with pear, white peach, apple and mineral flavors. Floral details weave in and out, gaining momentum on the finish. (MW)
Winemaker's Notes: The bouquet is seductive and complex, displaying mineral, bees-wax, hazelnut, lemon, hawthorn, peony, dry apricot, melon and white currant. The mouth is round, tactile and seamless, balanced by ample gras, with a background of brioche and mineral notes. The intense aroma of honey is combined with hints of dry apricot, white currant, white peach, candied fruits, pineapple, quince paste and marshmallow. The finish, focused on honey, apricot and mineral, is extremely long.