2010 L'Argenteyre, Medoc

SKU #1128411 90 points Wine Spectator

 Dense, with dark cocoa, graphite and roasted spice notes embedded in a core of fleshy plum sauce, currant paste and blackberry confiture. The long, racy finish smolders with dark fruit. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2020.  (3/2013)

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By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/5/2017 | Send Email
Great fruit depth and concentration. It’s showing darker fruit, soft leather, a hint of mint, herbs and licorice. It’s got the solid 2010 structure with great tannins and acid. If you love a good Bordeaux, don’t pass this one up at this price.

By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/22/2017 | Send Email
Quite nice wine showing off its beautiful vintage. The classic notes of cassis and plums, but also graphite, cocoa and brown sugar. Definitely a wine to dress up any dinner.

By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/18/2017 | Send Email
This is dark and earthy with flavors and aromas of blackberry, spice and cherry. The middle is firm and toasty with traces of iron showing on the long, sweet finish. Another bargain from one of the greatest Bordeaux vintages of all time.

By: Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/17/2017 | Send Email
As a general rule, if you see 2009 or 2010 Bordeaux for under 20 bucks it's going to be worth grabbing a few. The winemaking in the modern era is so good across the board and the vintages were so spectacular that it's hard to go wrong. L'Argenteyre is no exception. This shows phenomenal vintage characteristics. There is a ton of structure underneath generous fruit. Loaded with cassis, mocha, and tons of depth--I'm excited to drink this bottling over the next decade or so.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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France

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