2010 Andron, Haut-Médoc

SKU #1271464 91 points Wine Spectator

 This has a large core of dark currant, plum and fig fruit rolled together and inlaid with baker's chocolate, dark tobacco and loam notes. The long, solid, muscular finish lets the fruit and loam play out nicely. Best from 2014 through 2020. 2,500 cases made. (JM)  (3/2013)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/23/2016 | Send Email
This wine is a bit modern, but sweet and sexy for a 2010--drinkable now or fit for the cellar. Little did we know that the wine was rated 91 points by WS when we bought it. We score it 92 points.
Drink from 2016 to 2021

By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/19/2016 | Send Email
That was a very nice surprise in our tasting, as I have never tasted this wine before and didn't know what to expect. It is located just north on St-Estephe, on a terroir that favors Merlot, of which it contains 70% in its vineyards. It has very enticing aromatics of exotic incenses and chocolate, and a delicious impression of sweetness on the palate, along with a note of earthiness. It delivers the quality and approachability.

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Alcohol Content (%): 14