2010 Marquis d'Alesme Becker



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£322.00

Average critic rating : 91.25 points

89

89

This final blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and the rest split between Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot tips the scales at 14.5% natural alcohol. Sweet black currant fruit intermixed with cedar wood, licorice and some spice give this wine beautiful aromatics, as one should expect from a Margaux, medium to full body, silky tannins and a long finish. This is definitely a sleeper of the vintage and still underpriced for a classified growth from Margaux. Drink it over the next 15 years. ||By no means do I say this lightly – this is the best effort I have ever tasted from this 37-acre vineyard in Margaux. Apparently, bringing in Michel Rolland has led to dramatic improvements here. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

90-92

90-92

This has a very ostentatious fig-tinged nose that is a little over-mature but somehow retains admirable definition and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins on the entry, just a touch of peppery fruit in the mid-palate with good focus and poise towards the structured finish of blackberry, 5-spice and cassis. This should turn out very fine after bottling. Tasted April 2011. Neal Martin, erobertparker.com

90-91

90-91

Bright fruit with loads of blackberry and currants. Full yet very silky and refined. Fresh and pretty. Better than 2009. jamessuckling.com

91-94

91-94

A dark, winey style, with thickly layered crushed fig, currant paste and blackberry confiture notes wrapped with loads of graphite and roasted spice. The long finish has lots of grip. Well-packed. A strong showing. James Molesworth, winespectator.com

17

17

Quite robust fruit for Margaux, but good rich flavours and character, sets a new standard for this château. Drink 2017-28. Steven Spurrier, decanter.com

92-94

92-94

Marquis d?Alesme From an assemblage of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14% alcohol, but there is no sensation of heat in the beautiful Margaux wine. Deep purple in color, with a perfume of licorice, flowers, earth and sweet dark berries, the full bodied, round textured wine ends with a long, fresh, chocolate covered blackberry finish. With the efforts of Marjolaine Maurice De Coninck, Delphine Kolasa, new cellars and the hiring of Michel Rolland, this property is experiencing a much needed renaissance. If prices remain fair, this could be one of the top wines to seek out for a combination of quality and value in the Medoc. winecellarinsider.com



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