Log In / Join Now

Magazine Archives: June 30, 2011

2010 Bordeaux: A Modern Classic

On the heels of the high quality 2009 vintage, France’s premier wine region offers powerful, structured reds in 2010
James Molesworth
Issue: June 30, 2011

With the 2010 vintage now resting in barrels, Bordeaux has a com­pelling duo of vintages in the wings. Compared with the round, fleshy, flattering '09s, the '10s are in stark contrast, with superracy acidity, powerful yet fresh tannins and ripe, muscular fruit. Many producers are calling the new vintage a modern classic. Wine Spectator's James Molesworth reports.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 7, 2011.

Members-Only Content


Created with Sketch.

Join today and get immediate access to this article, and to our entire database of more than 345,000 wine ratings. It only takes moments—but it will help you drink better all year long.


Already a member?     Sign In

WineRatings+ app: Download now for 340,000+ ratings.