2010 Clarke Rothschild, Listrac
Extreme nose of crushed raspberries and minerals. Full body, with very integrated tannins and a fresh clean finish. Lasts for minutes. Very well done. Better in 2016.
Great swathes of sweet tannins and ripe berry fruits, the wine is delicious, ripe, concentrated and intense without losing charm.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Chateau Clarke 2010 has a well-defined bouquet with ripe blackberry and strawberry fruit, touches of eau-de-vie and liquorice emerging to render the aromatics quite medicinal, in stark contrast to its showing a year ago. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins, plenty of plump Merlot fruit and a succulent finish that has length and style. This is letting it all hang out and there is nothing wrong with that. Tasted January 2014. (NM)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Dark red. Medicinal black cherry, menthol and licorice on the nose. Smooth and juicy, with tight, slightly herbal flavors of cassis, licorice and mint. Nicely ripe in spite of its medicinal aspect, and sweet and fine-grained for this wine. Finishes with supple tannins.