2010 Chablis

Domaine Dauvissat-Camus

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

Showing some fabulous funk. Had a bottle of this maybe two year ago which wasn’t bad, but it’s singing now. — 22 days ago

Peter Lehmann

VSV 1885 Shiraz 2010

My note of 49 weeks ago tells the full story of this historic vineyard planted in 1885 and tended by 6th generation Ralph Schrapel. Part of the Peter Lehmann VSV (Very Special Vineyard) series. This wine is delicious old school Barossa with ripe plum, dark chocolate, cherry, liquorice and coffee grounds. A hint of prune on the nose. Great to be drinking these rich reds as the weather cools down. This vineyard is in the Ebenezer sub district of the Barossa. My last bottle sadly. — 10 days ago

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Ron R

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I love this producer, especially Stonewall. Fave vintage was 94, of which I had a case. Never seen the label of the wine that you are tasting - enjoy 😊
Bob McDonald

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Ron - the VSV series are small production. With this particular wine they only made 685 cases. Possibly none were exported.
Ira Schwartz

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@Bob McDonald Thanks for the background info. Similar @Ron R this bottling new to me

Château Meyney

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
8.9

Needs decanting or time in the glass to fully express itself. At first pour it was all about black olives and chewiness and then over time the ripe black plums and cherries appeared and things mellowed out in a good way. #bordeaux #claret #stestephe #leftbank #leftbankbordeaux — 4 days ago

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Vincent Dauvissat

La Forest Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

This is in a gorgeous place right now. Soft lime. Oyster shells, lanolin. Beautiful balance. Complex and long. In a great place right now — a month ago

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Yarra Yering

Dry Red N°1 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

I have had this wine for a period of time and have been interested in opening it for some time. This is ths 2010 Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 9% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot from Yarra Valley Australia.

On the nose there are strong notes of black cherry, blackberry, heavy licorice, tar, tobacco, black pepper, green bell pepper, leather and dark rich earth.

On the palate there are good expressive notes of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, green bell pepper, tar, black currant and earth.

The wine is full bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium to medium+ acidity and medium to medium+ fine tannins with a medium to long black fruit tar finish. A beautiful bottle of wine with many years of life left. Continue having a wonderful week and make the remainder prosperous. Stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 13 days ago

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Torbreck Vintners

The Steading Red Rhone Blend 2010

As mentioned in previous notes The Steading is my favourite Torbreck Cuvée. A moreish blend of 64% Grenache, 18% Shiraz and 18% Mataro. Raspberry sweet notes from the Grenache and a tarry note from the Mataro, Spice from the Shiraz. Still fresh after 11 years with resolved tannins. Bottom line delicious! Need to buy the latest vintage. — 2 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2010

Aroma is uncanny; a perfume of rose petals and coconut cream wafting from the glass. Totally beguiling. Vanilla and marzipan lead the way with fresh and dried red berries, red cherries, dried flowers and orange peel. So polished, but this needs more time for the oak and fruit to integrate. The 2010 Ardanza remains my favorite now for its classical balance. — 7 days ago

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Will Stanley

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Strongly agree with this Josh. The Ardanza is drinking so well now and I had a hard time with the 904 at this stage.
Josh Morgenthau

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@Will Stanley read your notes and yes, couldn’t agree more! This wine is great. But the Ardanza ‘10 is just out of control good and probably one of the greatest values I’ve ever come across in wine.
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Totally with you on that Josh. Ardanza is crazy good!! I’m still v glad I have a couple of cases of the 904 - just won’t touch them for a few years. Reassuring to hear similar notes from a fellow drinker!

Montepepe

Grand Vintage Toscana Vermentino Viognier 2010

Lyle Fass
9.6

Nose is like a blend of Condrieu and sea salt. Very intriguing. Apricot pit. Floral and mineral but I get a sense it’s holding back. Now some terroir notes are coming through. Nose is nuanced and complex but right now is showing maybe 10% of itself. Has that earthy funky dirty Burgundian thing. Palate is epic. Juicy, structured, deep and very complex. Super dry on the finish. Really lingers as well. Also showing only 10% of what it could be. Very delineated on the finish and superbly mineral. Not much fruit to speak of as of yet. Acidity is good and there is lovely balance and it definitely floats on your palate. Good concentration and depth. Needs time. Maybe 1.5 hours and I will check in again.

Ok nose is a bit better now. Huge spice. Very floral. Like an elite condrieu but much earthier and reminiscent of white burgundy. Gorgeous citrus. Really needs a bit of air here. Sugar cane. Palate is now gaining finesse and has no hard edges. Gorgeous structure and finesse. Really massive 1er cru/grand cru elite white burg structure. Long finish. Amazing how young this shows. Awesome finish. 9.4 to 9.6.
— 10 hours ago

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Domaine Pavelot (Jean-Marc et Hugues)

Savigny-lès-Beaune Chardonnay 2010

Amazingly fresh and bright with traces of it's former molinerality. Lemon curd, ricotta and kiwi with bright acid.

Still medium bodied with hints of papaya and kumquats. Shortbread crust.



Slightly bitter and nutty on the finish. But pairs beautiful with food.
— 6 days ago

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Château Croix de Labrie

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

2020 primeur. A spectacular effort from this tiny estate. 92 % Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep dark red. Impressive nose, even at this stage, with black and red fruit, flowers and subtle spices shining through the slightly smokey classy oak. Impressive concentration with layers of fruit, perfectly balanced acidity, well-integrated fully ripe tannin and a knock-out finish with retronasal fruit and spices. This is absolutely of Premier Grand Cru Classé level. — 8 days ago

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