Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2010 Paulliac Bordeaux 750ml
100/100 JS jamessuckling.com Apr 19, 2011:
"Believe the hype. Lafite is perfect in 2010. The nose is amazing with sweet tobacco, dark chocolate and currants. It is amazing. It’s like gazing into the blue sky in wonder after tasting this young wine. Full and powerful with amazing minerals, currants and bitter chocolate. It starts off slowly and then finishes with a bang. This is really layered and wonderful. It goes on and on. Stunning."
19/20 JR jancisrobinson.com tasted 24 May 2018:
"One year follows another, and sometimes they look alike. 2010 does indeed have a family resemblance to the 2009, minus the strong heat. A second difference is in size: the wet spring, especially during flowering, seriously dented the quantities. July, August and September were very dry with cool nights, always what's wanted for the slow but complete ripening of the grapes. And with some beneficial rains before a sunny harvest. Dare we say: once again, the gods were with us. We are in the presence of a very great vintage! 90% Cabernet Sauvignon.
This was a hugely impressive wine. Still youthful and tightly wound – and by far the least evolved vintage of the 16 we were to taste this evening at Lafite. Very deep, glowing crimson and an obviously 'noble' nose. (Or am I being seduced by the baronial nature of my host?) Concentrate, dense fruit verges on voluptuous but has real savour and certainly couldn't be described as sweet. Extremely Cabernet with a note of balsam. Finishes dry with massive concentration with still quite a bit of tannin emerging on the finish after the great welter of fruit. Much more concentrated than any other of these 16 vintages; in a way it tastes more 2010 than Lafite at the moment. Drink 2030~2065"