2010 Domaine Bouscat Cuvee GargoneBlend from France
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When we offered the 2009 Bouscat Cuvee Gargone, the wine was gone in hours. The 2010 is yet another extraordinary Bordeaux vintage and another unreal value! With just under 600...
- 92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 91 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 90 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"What a nose with sweet berries and wonderful flower. Exotic. Full body with fine tannins and a long stylish finish. Wonderful density and balance to this wine. 20% Malbec in this. Drink or hold." (02/13)
91 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2010 La Gargone, which is a very limited production of 7,000 bottles, is a blend of 60% Merlot, 20% Malbec, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. I don’t think you’ll find another wine with those percentages in Bordeaux, even among the classified St.-Emilions. Yields were a staggeringly low 16 hectoliters per hectare, and the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered, tipping the scales - no exaggeration -at 15.6%. We’re getting into Southern Rhone Valley Chateauneuf du Pape alcohol levels at this point. It is a sensational wine, seriously rich, a sleeper of the vintage, with notes of truffle, barbecue smoke, charcoal, charcuterie, and blackberry and cassis fruit. It tastes like a big, rich classified growth and is half a degree higher in alcohol than even La Mission Haut-Brion in 2010! This beauty should drink well for up to a decade, but who is going to wait? Consumers should be making a major effort to acquire any of these three wines, which are consistently well-made. The 2010s are right up there with the brilliant 2009s that were produced by this over-achieving estate from a 20-acre, south-facing hillside vineyard just to the west of Fronsac. Proprietor Francois Dubernard seems to get everything right no matter what the vintage conditions are, and he has excelled again in 2010.Kudos to Domaine de Bouscat! These are all exclusives of Jeffrey M. Davies' Signature Selections." (02/13)
90 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
"Bright, deep ruby-red with a violet tinge. Aromas of blackberry, violet, bitter chocolate and licorice show a candied lift. Densely packed, supple and fine-grained, with concentrated, youthfully medicinal flavors of dark berries, licorice and fresh herbs. Boasts excellent fruit intensity and a restrained sweetness and finishes pliant and lively, with fine-grained tannins and very good length. Plenty of stuffing and breadth here." (08/13)
When we offered the 2009 Bouscat Cuvee Gargone, the wine was gone in hours. The 2010 is yet another extraordinary Bordeaux vintage and another unreal value! With just under 600 cases made of this incredible value Bordeaux, this is a no brainer to add to your collection!
Robert Parker says all the right things about this wine too, calling it "It is a sensational wine, seriously rich, a sleeper of the vintage….", and continued on saying that "Consumers should be making a major effort to acquire any of these three wines, which are consistently well-made. The 2010s are right up there with the brilliant 2009s that were produced by this over-achieving estate from a 20-acre, south-facing hillside vineyard just to the west of Fronsac."
Is this the best value estate in Bordeaux that you haven't gotten on board with yet? With think so, and today is the day you can change that!
92 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
91 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
|Varietal(s)||Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Taste||currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, pepper, earth, green, mocha, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, green bean, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger and vanilla|
|Nose||violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, spice, currant, cherry, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, blackberry, cedar and cigar box|