2010 Chateau Pierre De Montignac
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather
"Ripe nose of dried red fruit. Round and generous palate due to the optimum ripeness. Well made. Drink from 2012 to 2020. (YS)" (10/12) - 16+ out of 20 Points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages.
"MEDOC: The most famous red wine district in Bordeaux, and possibly the world. The Medoc stretches north west from the city of Bordeaux along the left bank of the Gironde estuary, a virtually monocultural strip of flat, unremarkable land sandwiched between the palus, or coastal marshes, and the pine forests which extend for miles south into the Landes. The vineyard strip is about 5 to 12 km/3 to 8 miles wide, and runs northwards, with various intermissions for scrub, pasture, polder, and river bank, more than 70 km/50 miles from the northern suburbs of Bordeaux to the marshes of the lower, more northerly part of the Medoc, the so-called Bas-Medoc. Wines produced in the Bas-Medoc use the Medoc appellation, while those on the higher ground in the south eastern section are entitled to the Haut-Medoc appellation, although many of them qualify for the smarter individual village, or communal, appellations. From south to north, these are Margaux, Moulis, Listrac, St-Julien, Pauillac, and St-Estephe." - Jancis Robinson, Oxford Companion to Wine
This wine was also rated 89 Points by the Wine Enthusiast and 87 Points by the Wine Spectator.