2010 de Lamarque, Haut-Médoc
Extremely well done for the vintage with very pretty fruit, firm yet polished tannins and a caressing finish. It's full-bodied, with super integrated fruit and tannins and an intense finish. Best ever from here. Better in 2015.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A sleeper of the vintage, this 2010 is a relatively evolved, seductive style of wine from Lamarque (a beautiful moated chateau in central Medoc). Offering notes of damp earth, tobacco leaf, spice box, red and black currants, and incense, it is best consumed over the next 4-5 years. (RP)
91 points, Wine Advocate's Neal Martin: "There is plenty of concentrated tarry black fruit on the de Lamarque with subtle cedar notes developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with spicy blackberry and leather notes, displays very good weight that segues into a sinewy finish that makes up in power what it might lack in finesse. Give it time, this will be a serious de Lamarque – but it needs time. Tasted November 2012." (Wine Journal, 3/2013)