Ranked #1 of 35 2010 Merlot Cabernet Franc from Pomerol
The colour seems a little more developed than most '10s, which I would not be concerned about. The bouquet offers masses of rich chocolate and mocha aromas, and it's fleshy, ample and rounded in structure, powerful and long, mouthfilling and tremendously satisfying. A big, rich, soft wine of amazing balance. Great luscious fleshiness and great persistence. Nearly all merlot, with a little cabernet franc.
Drink: 2017 to 2050
97 Points Robert Parker
This wine has a character similar to its cross-street neighbor, Petrus, displaying sweet mulberry and intense black fruit characteristics, with a hint of vanillin and loads of black cherry jam. Full-bodied, extravagantly luscious, with a skyscraper-like mid-palate and phenomenal length of close to 50 seconds, the wine has plenty of tannin, but the voluptuous fruit, power and overall glycerin and intensity tend to conceal much of it. Elegant but compellingly rich and authoritative, the 2010 is a truly magnificent wine for this estate, which has one of the finest terroirs in all of Pomerol. Forget it for 5-7 years and drink it over the following 30-35.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. February, 2013
92 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 la Fleur-Petrus features notes of baked blackberries, boysenberries and plum pudding with nuances of sautéed herbs and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, the mid-palate is a little lean, while it has a firm, chewy texture and invigorating finish.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. March, 2020