2010 de Fieuzal Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Previously $60)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright gold-tinged straw-yellow. Spicy, perfumed aromas of violet and ginger, with hints of lime, peach and butter. Densely packed, nicely ripe flavors of tangerine, white peach and butter are lifted by sound acidity. Finishes long and impressively balanced, with superb finishing lift and thrust. Seems to me to be one of the best young Fieuzal Blancs ever.
Very pretty fruit with hints of vanilla and pineapple character. Full and fresh with good citrusy acidty and a clean finish.
Smooth and rich, this is an opulent wine. It has ripe acidity and tropical fruit notes, while also crisp at the edges, like biting into a ripe pear. The wine, with its structured core, has good aging potential.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
More oaky than most, but showing plenty of buttery, honeyed, complex melony and citrus notes, this wine is medium to full-bodied, tasty, fresh and impressive. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035.
Full and plump, with lemon and grapefruit curd flavors, featuring chamomile, verbena and green almond notes that carry through a brioche-tinged finish. Very solid, but showing more breadth than zip overall. Drink now through 2015.