2010 Côte Montpezat "Cuvée Compostelle," Côtes de Bordeaux (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)
I like the core of fruit in this, with chocolate and berry character. Full and velvety. Love it.
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.
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.
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.
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.