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Château Rahoul Alain Thiénot, Prop. Meritage 2010

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There are 9 user submitted reviews for this wine.

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.
Jon Steeves rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Wonderful. Tbd
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.
Matt Steeves 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
Monique Sosa 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.
Lynn Van Der Linde 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.
Jane Staples 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.
Sean O'Regan 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.
Darlene Myers 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.

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Château Rahoul Alain Thiénot, Prop. Meritage 2010, A.C., Graves, Bordeaux, France: Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine Drink: 2013-2018. 226043 13% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine. November 16, 2015 Best Beef Wine  Full Review




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