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
From the Jun 30, 2011, issue

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.

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