Generally the least favoured of the top Médoc communes, Listrac has been planted with more Merlot and the general rise in quality seen in 2009 was more than confirmed in 2010. Rather than hiding in the shadow of Moulis, with whom the appellation attempted to merge some years back, Listrac has emerged with its own firmness intact whilst losing its leanness. Some very good, characterful wines here. The 2010 vintage also suited Moulis as the ripe Cabernets added body and firmness to what is sometimes a slightly too supple wine. More high points than in 2009 due to more depth of character and good wines overall, with the typical roundness of style and added length of most giving them a good future. By Steven Spurrier

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