2010 Goulée, Médoc (Pre-Arrival)
Bright and fruity, with raspberry and plums. Full, soft and velvety. Love the acidity.
Dark and winey, with lots of currant and red licorice fruit. Tangy and taut through the finish. Nicely focused. Tasted non-blind. (Web Only- 2011)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, this wine displays an opaque ruby/purple color and notes of damp earth, forest floor, white chocolate, sweet black currants and spice box. The wine is round, full-bodied and luscious, with 14.7% natural alcohol. Although meant for early consumption, it should easily last up to a decade or more. Goulee’s 2010 is another sleeper of the vintage from Michel Reybier, the proprietor of Cos d’Estournel.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot. From the same three vineyard blocks as always but Jean-Guillaume Prats admitted that it has taken his team some time to fully understand how they react to different weather conditions. Very deep crimson purple. Attractive freshness on the nose. Round at first though quite sculpted later on the palate. Clean and fresh with no hint of overripeness. And only the tiniest hint of green. Dry finish -- very complete and nicely done. Brisk and clean.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(80% cabernet sauvignon with 20% merlot; 3.52ph; 13.7% alcohol) Dark red. Liqueur-like red and black berries on the ripe, fresh nose. Lush on entry, then easygoing and lively, with black fruit-driven flavors lifted by mineral and menthol nuances. A charming, delicious wine with plenty of energy and balance, a smooth finish and solid length. In tannic vintages like 2010, this makes an ideal wine-by-the-glass choice for restaurants and bistros.
Earthy in character, this is powerful and rich, yet somewhat rustic. It has concentrated ripe fruit, dark and dense, best at the end with its juiciness.