Southwold 2010 - right-bank reds
See our guide to bordeaux 2010 reviewed at Southwold , including all the other tasting notes. When in Southwold (seen here between fishermen's huts down by the harbour) we began our three-day schedule by concentrating on the right-bank wines, beginning with a flight of less famous St-Émilions that in past vintages had often been very hard work. Although some examples were very tough and tart, other 2010s at this level were much more impressive than usual - and less sweet'n'oaky than usual although some wines still showed signs of over-extraction - to the point of bitterness in some cases. As we moved up the ranks...
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