2010 Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol
Offers a fleshy, corpulent feel, with mouthfilling plum, melted licorice, fruitcake and linzer torte flavors layered and pumping through the broad, well-toasted finish. A not-shy style, showing a bit of punch on the finish alongside plenty of length and depth. Best from 2014 through 2024.
Pretty fruit, with chocolate and cherry aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, with fine tannins and fruity finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Always a somewhat rustic style of Pomerol, the 2010 merits one of the highest ratings I have ever given this vineyard. With considerable opulence, a chocolate, mocha, black cherry and berry spectrum of aromas and flavors, medium to full-bodied and a macho, masculine feel to it, this wine has more finesse than normal, but never loses its relatively powerful, chunky style. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright, deep red-ruby. Superripe aromas of raspberry, mocha and smoky oak. Smooth and fairly deep; rather refined for this Pomerol but the wine's very good vinosity and medicinal reserve leave it a bit unyielding today. Not especially fleshy or deep but nicely balanced and fresh, finishing with a moderate load of tannins. This needs a few years of cellaring.
Lively dark crimson. Meaty nose. Lots of plush ripeness initially and then still a bit inky. This is serious Pomerol as opposed to hedonistic sort. Very dark and inky on the finish, with some slightly green astringency.
Smoky flavors give the fruit a firm feel, with the black currant juiciness somewhere in the background. The wine is dark and tannic, dense and austere.