Squares & Circles: Bordeaux ‘10 At Ten (Apr 2020)

The 2010 Château Margaux has a fleshy, almost animally bouquet with roasted chestnuts and ash infusing the red fruit, a touch of wild mint and garrigues in the background. This feels more forward than its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip, a fine bead of acidity, fresh and fleshy with a smorgasbord of herbal red fruit on the finish. Very good delineation and superb length, but is it going to be as long-term as its peers? Odd showing vis-à-vis other encounters and I have certainly tasted better bottles. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal.