Reply to "February 2013 - What are you buying?"

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2010 Leoville Barton
2010 Trotanoy
2010 LLC

Ya - I buckled


Ok, so how were they? I had mixed feelings about 2010 after the UGC - so tannic, so much dark fruit(left bank). I did like the Leoville Barton though.

So... how were they?


Outside of Leoville Barton, any other standout bottles at the UGC?


My palate got overwhelmed early -all those big tannins. Pomerol as a whole seemed more balanced. Gruaud Larose stood out on the left. Some could be really oustanding with significant ageing when the tannins settle down and they integrate. Beychevelle and Rauzan Segla come to mind there. Lafon Rochet seemed more balanced and approachable young than other left bank wines. La Cabanne (Pomerol seemed it would be approachble from 5-6 years.

Clinet and La Conseillante were outstandiing.


That is the reason I did not bother attending this year. I believe we met at the tasting last year and despite being a more approchable vintage it was difficult to evaluate the wines then.

Great to hear about Pomerol as I have a few coming in, along with the GL. Any recollection of Malescot or Clos Fourtet?
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