2010 Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)
Seriously ripe, with dense, succulent plum and black currant fruit paste notes, laced with extra spice, anise and tar. This has great drive and cut, and is still a bit compact. Seems set for the longer haul. A seriously good showing for this estate. (Web Only- 2011)
This is a wine that shows lots of chocolate, tobacco and currants. Full body, with velvety tannins and a long finish. All there.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From Helene Garcin, this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot displays classic tobacco leaf and smoky barbecue notes along with rich black currants and crushed rocks in a medium to full-bodied, seductive, attractively up-front style. Some Asian plum sauce is also noticeable in this complex, evolved and delicious wine, which can be drunk over the next 10-15 years. It is a sleeper of the vintage.
A spicy, aromatic wine that shows powerful wood character as well as fruit tannins. The style is dark, firmly tannic, powerful, very dense.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Dark ruby. Fragrant floral aromas of red cherry and raspberry jam complicated by balsamic vinegar and vanillin oak. Bright and fresh on entry, with flavors of cassis and cocoa lifted by violet, then impressive and long on the finish, with mounting tannins. A very rich, thick wine from Haut-Bergey that will need time in the cellar to shed its oaky veneer.