I last wrote up the 2005 vintage of this wine and was impressed giving it a 90. I even stored some of this wine for future consumption and it held up well. So when I saw it on the release I was looking forward to trying it. This wine is inky dark in color with a mild nose of dark berries. The nose is the only thing mild about this wine! On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely dark berries with cab coming through. There’s also some noticeable chocolate notes. This wine has some lovely dryness that lingers nicely in the mouth backed by some firm tannins and acidity. I would give this wine a good 90. According to the winery’s web site the vineyard is 45% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 50% Merlot and 5% Petit-Verdot. The price is creeping up a bit, up to $19.95 from 16.95 but it should age well. I will defiitely go back and grab some more of this wine for the cellar.
From the LCBO web site:
Château de Panigon 2010 Bordeaux—VINTAGES#: 348250
STYLE – Full-bodied & Firm
Delicate nose, some graphite and tobacco, smoky oak, hint of bitter chocolate and ample black fruits lurking. Plump, firm, concentrated, this has weight and structure, with a firm elegance on the finish. Should have more staying power than most and needs some time to harmonise. Drink: 2014-2022. Score – 90+. (Judging panel, decanter.com, Sept. 20, 2013)