One of the 'super seconds' and definitely considered the best wine of St Estèphe. This bottle was purchased at release date and has been stored in the same temperature controlled cabinet since then.
"The 2010 is a more structured, restrained, less flamboyant version of the 2009. A final blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14.5% natural alcohol, this wine (which represents only 55% of the estate's production) is full-bodied, classic and built along the lines of the 2000 (although that wine was made before Reybier acquired the estate and upgraded quality significantly). This wine exhibits beautifully pure notes of creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur, pen ink, graphite and hints of toast and vanillin. The wine is full and rich, and although aged in 80% new oak, the wood is a subtle background component. This beauty will take longer to round into shape than the dramatic and compelling 2009. Forget it for 5-8 years, and drink it over the following three-plus decades." 97+ points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #205, Feb 2013.
"Monumental, rich, dark cherry, fleshy tannin, deep and inky, ferrous and very long. This is one for the ages. Black hole of density and power. Leave it alone for 20 years. Almost praline flavour in the finish. A wine of brooding impact and undeniable force." 97+ points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, March 2018.