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, Château Yon-Figeac
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Château Yon-Figeac, GCC
Decanter average score:
17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Stephen Brook 18 James Lawther MW 17 Steven Spurrier 17
Powerful, toasty black fruits and liquorice nose, strongly marked by oak. Rich, generous, concentrated and spicy, with enough acidity to drive the palate, which has layers of fresh, firm fruit. A wine with good cellaring potential.
Price £20 En Primeur
Drink 2015–2028
Alc 15%

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