2010 Clos Les Lunelles



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£204.00

Average critic rating : 89.21 points

91

91

One of the bigger, more tannic and powerful wines of the vintage, although it is only 14.4% alcohol, which puts it well below some of the blockbusters in the Cotes de Castillon, this wine exhibits wonderfully pure black raspberry, black cherry and graphite notes intermixed with hints of cedar and licorice, in a medium to full-bodied, slightly softer and less extracted style than usual. This is another sleeper of the vintage that should drink nicely for up to a decade. ||The Perse family finally dropped the -Les- from the name of this estate, which should make it easier to remember. The 2010, a blend of 80% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, was produced from absurdly low yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

87-89

87-89

A blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the bouquet is a little flat at the moment: dark berried, a touch of Xmas cake and fig. The palate is full-bodied with dense tannins, very dry towards the finish that needs more tension. More winemaking than wine at the moment, but hopefully it will coalesce by bottling. Tasted March 2011. Neal Martin erobertparker.com

89-90

89-90

This has a lovely balance with dark fruits, cherries and fresh acidity. Full and refined, with lovely fruit. Lovely acidity. jamessuckling.com

89-92

89-92

This sports some toasty punch, with dark fig, blueberry sauce and blackberry notes laced with ample toast. A hefty style, but nicely rounded. James Molesworth, winespectator.com

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16

Gérard Perse selection. Very deep crimson. Intense yet lively. Thick and sweet – quite a different build from most wines. Bit tough on the end. Lacks a bit of fluidity but certainly very ambitious. Cool on the finish, but long. Tasted 6 Apr: Very sweet on the nose. Super flattering with a little medicinal undertow. Quite inky on the finish but there is certainly a lot packed in here. jancisrobinson.com

16

16

Structured and powerful but with racy fruit. Firm tannins and marked acidity. Will need some bottle age. Drink 2016-2024. James Lawther, decanter.com

87-88

87-88

This is a good value Bordeaux, sold under 25 Euros made by the Gerard Perse winemaking team at Chateau Pavie. Very generous and rich but bordering on over-extraction. Lovers of dense big styles will appreciate this style but I feel the wine would be better if it was less thick and chunky. asianpalate.com



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