2010 Côte Montpezat "Cuvée Compostelle," Côtes de Bordeaux (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1066852 90-91 points James Suckling

 I like the core of fruit in this, with chocolate and berry character. Full and velvety. Love it.  (4/ 2011)

87-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good, full ruby-red. Very expressive, pristine aromas of maraschino cherry, plum, sage and licorice. Light, juicy and precise, with soft red and black fruit flavors complicated by dried herbs and spices. Finishes with substantial but smooth tannins.  (5/ 2011)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Shows good vivacity, with loganberry, boysenberry and fig notes coursing along, offering lots of mouthwatering spice and a well-embedded licorice streak on the finish. The polished structure and ample length bode well for the cellar. Drink now through 2018.  (3/ 2013)

Jancis Robinson

 Dark purple. Very fresh and dense and racy. A little bit of oak evident at this point but it should provide pleasure to Merlot fans.  (4/ 2011)

Wine Enthusiast

 Dark tannins are sustained by juicy blackberry fruit flavors. While the wine is very dry and firm at this stage, it has a good, if long-term, future.  (3/ 2013)

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By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/4/2011  | Send Email
Clean finish, with structure. Could be a value pick.

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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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Bordeaux

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