2010 Clément-Pichon, Haut-Médoc
Perfumed, juicy wine, fresh, with delicious acidity and blackberry fruits. A fruit bomb of a wine.
Bramble, sage and bay notes lead the way, with a mouthwatering feel from the start, showing juicy plum, black currant and loganberry fruit. The finish features a tarry underpinning that fleshes out pleasantly in the glass. Drink now through 2015.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A major sleeper of the vintage from major builder/contractor Clement Fayat's fabulous property in the very southern end of the Medoc, Clement-Pichon has turned out a beauty in 2010. Made from 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, the brilliant Monsieur Rolland is the guru behind the winemaking and consulting at this estate. A round, generously endowed, opulent Medoc bursting with mocha and herb-infused black cherry and black currant fruit, it has a hint of white chocolate, a rich full-bodied mouthfeel, and splendid texture and length. Drink it over the next 7-10 years. A member of the Alliance des Cru Bourgeois du Medoc.
70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. Blackish crimson. Some very distinctive, spicy aroma – Hungarian oak? Medium weight and all very well balanced but not as exciting as some. Very competently made and could be drunk relatively early.