2010 Clos de Sarpe, St-Emilion (Previously $100.00)

SKU #1138205 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This is a quintessential blockbuster, no-compromise, massive, pedal-to-the-metal, balls-to-the-walls sort of wine with incredibly dense creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice, truffle and some background oak. Always one of the most concentrated and backward wines of the vintage, the 2010 is a prime example. I was interested to learn that the final blend and selection only produced about 625 cases of grand vin. Forget it for 10-15 years and drink it over the following century. (Oh, that's right - most of us won't be alive to challenge that estimate!) 96+ 9RP)  (2/2013)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Dark and velvety, with mocha-coated blackberry and boysenberry fruit and a long, plush finish that lets roasted vanilla bean and cocoa notes linger. Frankly toasty, but with the depth of fruit to match. (Web Only-2013)

James Suckling

 Sweet almost candied red fruit. Strawberries, blueberries, and crushed raspberries. Turns almost stewed but has some fresh acidity and dried fruit character.  (3/2013)

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
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France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion