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Bordeaux's Legendary 2010 Vintage Collection

Price: $2,199.00

 
Many avid Bordeaux collectors (and Robert Parker) consider the legendary 2010 vintage to be one of the very best in history. We have assembled an exclusive collection of highly rated “insider” picks from this acclaimed vintage for you to enjoy sampling for years to come. 

Each six bottle collection includes two bottles each of:


Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2010
Chateau Figeac 2010
Chateau La Conseillant 2010

Note: These coveted bottles have been aging gracefully under pristine conditions in Bordeaux until now to guarantee 100% provenance. Each collection is imported directly from Bordeaux for each Centurion order and is estimated to arrive September, 2018. Porthos will contact you upon arrival to confirm a precise shipping date that is convenient for you. 

 


Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2010
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 95-98 Points
As one would expect, this is a powerful, concentrated wine with 13.7% natural alcohol (compared to 2005's 13.2%). The pH is quite normal at 3.56, and its relatively high total acidity gives it a classic, fresh, yet backward style. Given how long vintages such as 1982, 1986, and I suspect, 2000 are taking to reach maturity, prospective purchasers of this wine should easily invest in a decade of cellaring, although I suspect it will be closer to 15 or more years before it reveals secondary nuances. A good 40- to 50-year wine, it is a dense purple, full-bodied style of Las Cases, with classic sweet kirsch, graphite and black currant fruit as well as hints of new saddle leather and subtle oak. Backward, layered and multi-dimensional, the wine is stunningly rich, but brooding. Forget it at least until 2020 or later. 

Chateau Figeac 2010
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 95 Points
Tasted at the Château Figeac vertical at the property and then in Bordeaux a year later. The 2010 Figeac was a "problem child" in its youth, very variable and difficult to pin down, vexing on occasion. Now with a couple of years in bottle, it is really beginning to show what it can do and it far surpassed my expectations. Certainly, it is more withdrawn on the nose compared to the more generous 2009 Figeac. The aromatics are holding everything back. Then, with continued aeration it reveals a subtle marine influence—seaweed and sea spray scents, estuary mudflats. The palate is medium-bodied with moderate depth, but what really distinguishes this wine are the fineness of the tannin, the symmetry of the structure and freshness on the finish, facets hitherto kept secret. As such, it surpasses the 2009, the weightless but intense finish beckoning you to take another sip. The aromatics need to up their game and match what's evolving on the palate—if they do, this will be a very serious Figeac. Tasted July 2016. 

Chateau La Conseillant 2010
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 95-98 Points
A monumental La Conseillante, the 2010 completes a remarkable decade for this estate. Quintessentially floral, this dense purple-colored effort reveals sweet flowery black raspberry and blueberry liqueur notes, more power, muscle and concentration than most vintages and exquisite elegance, purity and personality. Serious tannin lurks beneath the surface, but the overall impression is of a medium to full-bodied, strikingly deep, beautifully pure, well-balanced wine. Give it 3-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25-30+. 
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Many avid Bordeaux collectors (and Robert Parker) consider the legendary 2010 vintage to be one of the very best in history. We have assembled an exclusive collection of highly rated “insider” picks from this acclaimed vintage for you to enjoy sampling for years to come. 

Each six bottle collection includes two bottles each of:


Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2010
Chateau Figeac 2010
Chateau La Conseillant 2010

Note: These coveted bottles have been aging gracefully under pristine conditions in Bordeaux until now to guarantee 100% provenance. Each collection is imported directly from Bordeaux for each Centurion order and is estimated to arrive September, 2018. Porthos will contact you upon arrival to confirm a precise shipping date that is convenient for you. 

 


Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2010
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 95-98 Points
As one would expect, this is a powerful, concentrated wine with 13.7% natural alcohol (compared to 2005's 13.2%). The pH is quite normal at 3.56, and its relatively high total acidity gives it a classic, fresh, yet backward style. Given how long vintages such as 1982, 1986, and I suspect, 2000 are taking to reach maturity, prospective purchasers of this wine should easily invest in a decade of cellaring, although I suspect it will be closer to 15 or more years before it reveals secondary nuances. A good 40- to 50-year wine, it is a dense purple, full-bodied style of Las Cases, with classic sweet kirsch, graphite and black currant fruit as well as hints of new saddle leather and subtle oak. Backward, layered and multi-dimensional, the wine is stunningly rich, but brooding. Forget it at least until 2020 or later. 

Chateau Figeac 2010
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 95 Points
Tasted at the Château Figeac vertical at the property and then in Bordeaux a year later. The 2010 Figeac was a "problem child" in its youth, very variable and difficult to pin down, vexing on occasion. Now with a couple of years in bottle, it is really beginning to show what it can do and it far surpassed my expectations. Certainly, it is more withdrawn on the nose compared to the more generous 2009 Figeac. The aromatics are holding everything back. Then, with continued aeration it reveals a subtle marine influence—seaweed and sea spray scents, estuary mudflats. The palate is medium-bodied with moderate depth, but what really distinguishes this wine are the fineness of the tannin, the symmetry of the structure and freshness on the finish, facets hitherto kept secret. As such, it surpasses the 2009, the weightless but intense finish beckoning you to take another sip. The aromatics need to up their game and match what's evolving on the palate—if they do, this will be a very serious Figeac. Tasted July 2016. 

Chateau La Conseillant 2010
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 95-98 Points
A monumental La Conseillante, the 2010 completes a remarkable decade for this estate. Quintessentially floral, this dense purple-colored effort reveals sweet flowery black raspberry and blueberry liqueur notes, more power, muscle and concentration than most vintages and exquisite elegance, purity and personality. Serious tannin lurks beneath the surface, but the overall impression is of a medium to full-bodied, strikingly deep, beautifully pure, well-balanced wine. Give it 3-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25-30+. 



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review