If I Could Buy Only One – October 3rd VINTAGES Release

Back by popular demand: We asked the writers, “If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why?”.

Château Larose Perganson 2010, AC Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux
$39.95, Marchands Des Ameriques Inc.
Michael Godel- Good staying power from a powerful vintage and from the Larose-Trintaudon estate so this “other” Bordeaux Haut-Médoc Château Larose Perganson 2010, Sustainable, Ac Haut Médoc has surely got that going for it. The dark berries have not left the glass building and while hints of secondary emissions like cèpes and truffles are on that bottle neck’s fill horizon they surely are not ready to take over just yet. Tart acidities in waves keep rolling over fruit that must have been seriously chalky earlier on, now liquifying into a capitulating state. Good price for a well-seasoned, reasoned and slow developing Cru Bourgeois. Good turkey wine too, not to mention racks and legs of lamb.
David Lawrason- I am not a wine collector in the classic sense. My cellar is small and largely sentimental rather than strategic. If I was strategic, I would buy a case of this very fine offering that is now approaching peak but should last nicely through the next decade. So why this chateau? I would actually be buying the 2010 vintage, which was a Bordeaux classic, with great structure, depth and almost perfect ripeness. And this Cru Bourgeois Superieur Haut Medoc, from a venerable site first planted in the early 18th Century is a fine example. To find a $40 bottle of excellent, almost mature 2010 is a rarity and a treat.  


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