Les Grands Chênes 2010

SubregionLeft Bank

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Tasting Notes

Fabulous nose of ripe fruits such as blackberries and blueberries. Full body, with velvety tannins and a fresh finish. Polished and poised texture. Intense finish. Best ever from here. Better in 2016.

Score: 93James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2013

A major sleeper of the vintage from proprietor Bernard Magrez, this consistently well-made cru bourgeois from the Medoc displays loads of sweet black currant and cherry fruit as well as hints of licorice, roasted herbs and underbrush. A blend of 63% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, the wine is medium-bodied, delicious, round, seductive and ideal for drinking over the next 7-8 years

Score: 89Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (205), March 2013

A blend of 60% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc, this has a ripe, rounded, velvety smooth bouquet that has slightly better delineation than the Clementin du Pape Clement tasted alongside. The palate is full-bodied with dense tannins but good acidity. Tightly coiled but well defined towards the finish. Outstanding! Tasted April 2011.

Score: 91/93Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2011

A solid core of currants and coffee, with hints of new wood. Full and velvety, with a lovely texture and medium finish. Better than 2009.

Score: 89/90James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2011

Bernard Magrez property. Very dark purple. Sweet nose, 'conditioned' palate, and green on the finish. Not comfortable. Thick and a little raw, without real fruit density. Drying finish.

Score: 15Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2011

Bernard Magrez of Pape Clement produces this good value modern-style wine in the Northern Medoc. In 2010 this wine has Port-like viscosity and an inky black colour. Loads of super-ripe black cherry fruit with vanilla ice cream flavours. Certainly not typical Medoc but undeniably impressive, albeit in the "mondiale" style. Maybe a little harsh on the finish.

Score: 14.5Farr Vintners, April 2011

There is a good weight of sweet fruit on the nose with an attractive mix of flavours. The palate has depth lots of blackcurrant and black cherry sweet fruited in the middle with good structure supporting the finish.

Score: 88/91Derek Smedley MW, April 2011

Crushed blackcurrant fruit, ripeness and depth, quite forward style. Drink 2013-16.

Score: 15.5Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, April 2011

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