Quarin compares 2010 to 1961 !

JM Quarin  praises 2010 st emilion and pomerol , especially from the  'plateau'

he states that  he never felt  such characteristic tar in the nose while the wines acidity and tannin structure balances the wines to the point they remain cool .

"The wines are very fat, creamy, but with alot of nerve. This sensation of viscous thickness resembles of passerillage. I felt it on all the major wines this year and in all regions."

the weight of a Bay in 2009 was 1.3 gram for barely 1 g in 2010. Thus 2010 yields are often found between 20 to 25% lower than that of 2009. This also explains this single density. For the record, I know one single vintage where elders spoke of passerillage: 1961

wines that quarin considdered as  the best he ever  tasted en primeur:

LE PIN    Pomerol        19   

VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN    Pomerol        18,75

LAFLEUR    Pomerol        18,25

L'ÉVANGILE        Pomerol        18   

L'ÉVANGILE        Pomerol        18   

LA CONSEILLANTE    Pomerol        18

LA FLEUR PETRUS    Pomerol        17,5   

GOMBAUDE GUILLOT        Pomerol        16,5  

PENSÉES DE LAFLEUR (LES)    Pomerol        16


CLOS FOURTET    St-Emilion Grand Cru        17,75  

LARCIS DUCASSE    St-Emilion Grand Cru        17

CROIX DE LABRIE    St-Emilion Grand Cru        16,5 - 16,75  

CANON LA GAFFELIERE    St-Emilion Grand Cru        16,5 - 16,75

LA MAURIANE        Puisseguin-St-Emilion        16,5 - 16,75   





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