2010 Chateau de Fieuzal Rouge (Case of Twelve)

Year: 2010
Appellation: Pessac-Leognan
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90-93
Wine Advocate: 90-92
Vinous Media: 91-94
Jeff Leve: 90-92
James Suckling: 91-92
Red Wine

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"Sappy and intense, with kirsch and crushed raspberry fruit aromas and flavors and superfresh acidity driving underneath. Features lots of spice and violet notes on the finish." (WS)

"This is a rare instance where an estate’s 2008 may be better than their 2010. The latter wine possesses plenty of super-ripe red and black fruits as well as hints of graphite, crushed rocks and white flowers. There is elegant minerality and a medium-bodied palate, but copious tannins kick in in the finish. Five to seven years of cellaring will be essential for this structured, masculine effort." (WA)

"(45% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 10% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot) Glass-staining ruby-purple. Sexy aromas of blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, clove and violet. Sweet, juicy and concentrated, with plenty of lift and energy to the creamy, almost syrupy red and black fruit flavors. Very Pessac-Leognan 2010 in its easygoing texture but, unlike many other Bordeaux from this vintage, there is also a multidimensional, smoothly tannic character here that is extremely impressive. The best Fieuzal in years: this is a wine of great balance and fleshy appeal that will provide early accessibility yet age gracefully for decades. Very well done." (IWC)

"Produced with assistance of Hubert de Bouard of Angelus, who consults with the property, the opens with oak, cassis, smoke and spicy scents. Supple on the palate, the wine ends with a sweet, licorice and blackberry filled finish." (JL)

"Velvety and polished, with lovely fruit and a mineral undertone. Full and balanced. I like the 2009 slightly better.$$" (JS)