2010 Promontory Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1234914 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2010 Promontory appears to be a killer wine. It ratchets up the level of concentration, but does not reveal as much of the La Mission Haut-Brion personality as the 2009. It exhibits more creme de cassis, sweet earth, truffle, new saddle leather and background vanilla and barbecue notes. Full-bodied, rich, pure and multidimensional, this wine is a kissing cousin of the great Harlan Estate located five to six miles due north on a similar latitude in the lower Mayacamas Mountains overlooking the Oakville Corridor, whereas Promontory overlooks Yountville. This is another 25-30-year wine from the winemaking team of Harlan Estate and Bond. (RP) 98+  (10/2013)

96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Deep saturated ruby. Extremely primary aromas of blueberry, kirsch, bitter chocolate and licorice, plus a whiff of leather; distinctly blacker in character than the 2009. Wonderfully plush and deep but with outstanding inner-mouth energy to the dark fruit and smoky mineral flavors. Boasts a remarkably noble, silky texture and great sweetness for such a powerful and unevolved wine. Most impressive today on the superb tactile, rising finish, which features strong but very smooth tannins and lovely floral lift. This beauty should be quite long-lived. (ST) 96+  (5/2014)

95 points Vinous

 The 2010 Promontory is rich, powerful and intense, with a core of inner sweetness that is compelling. Today the 2010 is quite exotic in its aromatics, but is less available and forthcoming on the palate. I would prefer to cellar it for a few more years. (AG) 95+  (12/2016)

93 points Decanter

 Scents of rich fruit compote – strawberry, blackberry, cherry – mingle with notes of anise, cedar and mountain laurel, the preface to a juicy, firmly tannic wine with serious structure and mid-palate. The second vintage of Promontory is quite a firm, powerful wine. (WK)

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