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Chateau Balestard La Tonnelle, Grand Cru Classe, St. Emilion, Bordeaux, 2010

Chateau Balestard La Tonnelle

Score

86
  • Grape Variety: Merlot
  • Drink: 2015 - 2028

See the latest rating, tasting notes and drinking window from Decanter experts for 2010 Chateau Balestard La Tonnelle.

 

Stephen Brook

Tasting: St. Emilion Grand Cru & Premier Grand Cru Classe

Dense, oaky nose, with brooding black fruits. Rich and solid, with firm tannins and chocolaty grain and grip, which fights the essentially soft ripe texture of the palate. It’s not very nuanced but should develop more complexity with time. Quite long.

James Lawther MW

Tasting: St. Emilion Grand Cru & Premier Grand Cru Classe

Discreet red fruit nose. Plummy Merlot note but fresh and poised. Lithe and long on the palate. Limestone terroir apparent. Firm tannic frame.

Steven Spurrier

Tasting: St. Emilion Grand Cru & Premier Grand Cru Classe

Well-extracted Merlot fruit, good broad flavours, and good tannins and acidity in the background. Quite forward and rich, with good structure for the medium term.

Details

Wine name: Grand Cru Classe
Wine classification: AOC
Wine alcohol content: 15%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2010
Price: £31.00
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Subregion: St. Emilion

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