The vintage wins in several respects, Mr. Livingstone-Learmonth states. The improved vinification was in perfect harmony with the lucky ripening of the 2010 grapes. “The wines are ripe, show slight tannins and have depth and fruit. All this is so even and harmonic as is hadn’t been for years”, Mr. Livingstone-Learmonths says.
Mr. Livingstone-Learmonth praises the regions up and down the country - from the Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages up to Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas. “Whereas the Grenache wine suffered during the cool 2010 June, Syrah, Cargnan and Mouvrèdre achieved to offset the low temperatures by their quality – even the Cinsault were super”, the critics writes. And Emmanuel Reynaud from the Château Rayas is being quoted in the article: “The Cinsault were rich, a masterpiece.” (red.yoopress)