2010 Right Bank Claret Mixed Case
Three bottles of each of our favourite wines from the Right Bank, where Merlot dominates. Our En Primeur terms apply.
75cl Bottles, Case of 12: €266.00 (In Bond)
3 bottles Château Teyssier, St-Émilion 2010
Teyssier is owned and run by the dynamic Jonathan Maltus, producer of top St-Émilion wine Le Dome. We think this is Jonathan’s best ever Teyssier. Drink 2014—24.
"Very dark crimson. Exceptionally sweet with a sprinkle of sawdust on the end. Broad, chocolate-coated mulberries on the palate—so much sweeter than most! But in general there is good tannin management. Rather luscious."
—Jancis Robinson MW 16.5
3 bottles Château Rouget, Pomerol 2010
Last year this was our pick of the affordable Pomerols. In 2010 we think it has produced an even better wine—great concentration, lots of fruits and the tannins to help it last at least 15 years. Definitely a right bank wine to follow.
"This property has been on a qualitative hot streak for a number of years and their 2010 appears to be the richest as well as most tannic wine they have ever produced. A big, full-bodied, fleshy effort, it exhibits abundant black cherry and black currant fruit interwoven with a dusty loamy soil/sandy note in the background. A much larger wine than I have tasted in the past, it will be fascinating to follow the evolution of this 2010 (as well as Rouget’s 2009) given the intensity, power and richness. It should drink well for 12-18 years."
—Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 91-93
3 bottles Château de La Dauphine, Fronsac 2010
Since the Halley family bought La Dauphine in 2001 this property has been on a steady rise, producing big juicy wines from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. One of the best value wines we tasted in Bordeaux.
"This property, which has been on a qualitative roll, is one of the largest estates in Fronsac, and their wines are both easily found and fairly priced. The deep ruby/purple-hued 2010 cuts a larger, richer, more concentrated swath than usual without losing its elegant, rich, intensely fruity, lush style. A hedonist’s dream, it is a heady red to enjoy over the next 6-10 years."
—Robert Parker 87-90
3 bottles Château La Tour Figeac, St-Émilion Grand Cru Classe 2010
You couldn’t ask for better terroir—La Tour Figeac is situated between Cheval Blanc and Figeac near the Pomerol border. Formerly part of Figeac this estate is now owned by the charming and larger than life Otto Rettenmaier, who is helped in the winemaking by renowned consultant, Stéphane Derenoncourt.
"Juicy and focused, with a delicious beam of anise, plum and blueberry. Superbright, with a long finish and a fine-grained structure."
—Wine Spectator, Score: 89-90
Prices are all-inclusive for deliveries within the Republic of Ireland. Minimum total order is 1 case (12 bottles of 75cl equivalent) and may be mixed 2 cases (24 bottles of 75cl equivalent) of your choice. We use recycled boxes for our mixed cases to help protect the environment. For more details, please view our ordering information or contact us on 01 845 7645 or firstname.lastname@example.org