St-Emilion 1GCC & GCC 2010: panel tasting results

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These structured, ageworthy wines pleased our judges on the whole, but they criticised the high oak,
extraction and alcohols in many examples, which masked their vineyard character. Nevertheless, two wines were awarded Outstanding and 17 wines Highly Recommended - see all 19 St Emilion 2010s here...
St Emilion 2010,
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Château Dassault, GCC
Decanter average score:
17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Stephen Brook 17.5 James Lawther MW 17 Steven Spurrier 17.5
Sweet, intense nose, with considerable charm: minty with a hint of red fruits, as well as cherries. A graceful rather than forceful style, with freshness, lovely balance and an appealing mocha tone from the oak. Very good vineyard expression.
Price £26 Fine & Rare
Drink 2015–2028
Alc 15%

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