2010 Gigault "Cuvée Viva" Premières, Côtes de Blaye

SKU #1136337 93 points James Suckling

 Nicely taut, with a mix of damson plum, bitter cherry and red currant fruit racing along, carried by a bright iron note and picking up floral and bergamot notes on the sleek finish. Drink now through 2016.  (2/2013)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Nicely taut, with a mix of damson plum, bitter cherry and red currant fruit racing along, carried by a bright iron note and picking up floral and bergamot notes on the sleek finish. Drink now through 2016.  (3/2013)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 An impressively opulent wine for its price point, the 2010 exhibits notes of vanillin intermixed with spice box, licorice, Provencal herbs and loads of black cherry and black currant fruit. Hints of plum sauce and Asian soy are all present in this complex, deep, flashy and silky wine. It is meant for consumption over the next 3-4 years. (RP)  (2/2013)

Wine Enthusiast

 Firmly tannic yet with enough sense of juicy fruit to act as a balance, this is a fine, rich wine, showing power and concentration with a solid, ripe structure. Give this wine at least five years to soften and round out.  (3/2013)

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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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Bordeaux

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