2010 Mauvais Garçon "Bad Boy" Bordeaux
This is fresh, with an expressive beam of cassis, cherry pie and blackberry fruit flavors layered with red and black licorice and backed by honest grip on the finish. Offers good purity and mouthfeel. (Web Only-2013)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 is one of his best efforts so far, but they have all been good since he first introduced this fun-drinking, hedonistic, delicious wine a number of years ago. Dark plum/ruby, with loads of mocha and black cherry fruit, this sleeper of the vintage is a Bordeaux fruit bomb and a great value. Drink it over the next several years. This 50,000-bottle cuvee of 100% Merlot, coming largely from Fronsac, is fashioned by Jean-Luc Thunevin. I saw Thunevin on my last trip to Bordeaux, and he claims the 'Bad Boy' reference is to me, not him, but I don’t know. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Dark, bright red. Musky plum, coffee liqueur, mocha and exotic nutty oak on the nose, with a whiff of raisiny evolution. Supple, very ripe red fruit and smoke flavors are a bit blurry but show no rough edges. With its fine dusting of tannins and slightly roasted character, this rather lush midweight offers immediate drinkability.