Clos Marsalette Pessac Leognan 2010
Wine SpectatorA fresh, elegant style, with a lively mesquite and sanguine spine that cuts through the silk-textured damson plum, cherry and blackberry fruit. The long, mineral-tinged finish glides on with allure and grace.
Wine AdvocateThis 2010 is a classic Graves, with broad tobacco leaf and smoky, spicy barbecue notes, as well as plenty of forest floor, Christmas fruitcake and kirsch liqueur. Even a hint of fig pops into this blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. At 13.5%, the alcohols here were more modest than one normally finds in this vintage. Drink it over the next 6-8+ years.