Château Rahoul Alain Thiénot, Prop. Meritage 2010 Wine Review
Château Rahoul Alain Thiénot, Prop. Meritage 2010
A.C., Graves, Bordeaux, France
Community Reviews: 11
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 92/100
Glorious richness and balance in this full-bodied, complex and concentrated Bordeaux at a bargain price (for Bordeaux). Fleshy black fruit wrapped gently in a toasty oak blanket. Long finish. Great for dinner parties and hostess gifts.
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This Château Rahoul Alain Thiénot, Prop. Meritage 2010 was reviewed on November 14, 2015 by Natalie MacLean
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|Darlene Myers - CAPS Student rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Probably the best value Bordeaux I have tasted. I would suggest decanting, as it was a little slow to open up. When it did there were earthy aromas which included some tobacco. Medium bodied with some nice soft tannins, I was thrilled to find such an easy to drink Bordeaux for the price.
|Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Deep ruby, fragrant nose showing currant, dark berry, baking spice and dried floral notes. Full on the palate, maturing nicely with ripe fruit, spice, dried herb, nice fruit depth, well balanced and long a finish with fine ripe tannins. Drink now with a decant or hold for 2-3+ yrs.
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Dark ruby with good viscosity, fragrant nose of ripe strawberries, cassis, slight mint. Yummy palate reveals strawberry jam, blueberry pie, vanilla, mint, milk chocolate and toasted oak. What's not to like? Soft tannins, velvety mouthfeel, long ripe berry finish.
|Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
2010 was one of the best vintages on record, in Bordeaux, and Chateau Rahoul certainly blossomed that year. A fine example of a value priced, high quality 2010 Graves (left bank) Bordeaux. The fruit is ripe and concentrated, the layers of berries and earthy tannins make this wine perfectly suited for grilled steak and sauteed mushrooms with a red wine reduction. Enjoy now after a one hour decant or cellar for 10+ years. Tasted October 2015. 91+ points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
|Courtney Flood rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Left bank Bordeaux, which is typically a little more structured and age-worthy. Peppery, crushed granite, black currant. Lots of herbal, basil particularly. Would be fantastic with a bit more aging.
|Alexandre Craig DWS, FWS rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
A fantastic Bordeaux for the price. Checks all the usual boxes of cassis, gravel and blackcurrant leaf, with elegant oak notes and impeccable balance. It surely stands to gain more complexity with bottle age, once it's shed it's youthfulness.
|Lynn Van Der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Red berries, smoke, eucalyptus, luscious mouth feel and round tannins with a lasting spicy finish. A wonderful expression of Bordeaux, at an exceptional value.
|Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Moderate (but still enticing) aromas of dark plum, cooked blackberry, raspberry, sweet spice, sweet smoke and cedar. Similar cooked red fruit, sweet spice (anise & clove) and hints of chocolate stand out on the palate. Tannins are medium (+) and still young, acidity is well-balanced, wine is full bodied and finish is long and luscious. Pair with ribeye roasts.
|The 2013 Guide Hachette awarded this wine 2 stars (out of 3), denoting a Remarkable Wine. Source: Vintages Wine Panel, undated.|
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