2010 Chateau Louis (Case of Six)

Year: 2010
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 92-94
James Suckling: 94-95
Red Wine

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"Chateau Louis: The best wine yet I have tasted from this property is the normal cuvee, the 2010 Louis. Opaque purple, this blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon came from staggeringly low yields of 15 hectoliters per hectare. Like the 100% Merlot cuvee, the Reserve, it is 14.6% natural alcohol, although that is not detectable at all on the palate or nose. Sweet mulberry, black cherry and cassis fruit intermixed with hints of incense, toast and white chocolate are all present in this terrific wine, which is the finest Chateau Louis made to date. This estate, which used to be called Rol de Fombrauge, was purchased in 2006 by Thierry de la Brosse, the proprietor of the famed Paris bistro, L’Ami Louis. Sadly, he passed away prematurely at a young age last year.

I have reviewed these wines together even though the Reserve de Louis comes from a separate, microscopic section of the Chateau Louis vineyards." (WA)

"This is a wine for the restaurant in Paris of Amis Louis. What a beautiful layer of fruit and ultra-fine tannins. It’s full with bright fruit and tannins. Love it. 90 percent Merlot and 10 percent Cabernet Franc.$$" (JS)