2010 Chateau de Myrat

Chateau de Myrat 2009 En Primeur

Chateau de Myrat (2nd Growth)

RELEASED 20th May 2010 – £219/case bottles or £235/case half bottles

Bill Blatch: This is one of the sweeter wines of the vintage. Back in February, this was masked by its steely, fine, savorous character which has now filled out, with a good dose of bulky, strong middle-weight, into a very loud Sémillon-fruit-flavoured wine with robust oakiness. This will be a full-styled, robust and spicey Barsac, moderated by the higher tones of the vintage’s freshness.
Decanter: 17/20 – Pale, lots of agrume aromas on the nose, fat, complex, good alcohol/sugar balance, certainly the best Myrat ever made, and a future great value-for-money choice. Drink 2016-2030.
Neal Martin: 91-93/100The sample tasted blind during my main Sauternes tasting was a little out of sorts; however, a second and third encounter were much more promising. The nose is very pure, with honey, passion fruit and quince, whilst the palate demonstrates great freshness and vitality, zippy acidity, with real race towards the linear finish. This holds great promise for the future.
Jancis Robinson: 16.5/20Drink 2020-2035. Deep gold.  Very rich and savoury on the nose.  Heavy and round and very sweet on the palate.  This is very typical of the vintage with a strong fresh citrus-peel streak even if it not a particularly rich Sauternes.  Not especially long.  Residual Sugar 145 g/l, Total Acidity. 3.7 g/l, Alcohol 13.7%
Wine Enthusiast: 92-94/100 – Hugely aromatic, a wine that manages to combine freshness, lightness and density. It is deliciously fresh, then offering a fine, ripe dried fruit aftertaste.
Panos Kakaviatos: 90-92/100 – Finesse on the nose and palate, yellow apricot, sticky but not cloying. Fine.
James Suckling: 89-90/100
Jane Anson: 91+/100Rich gold, clear viscous texture to the wine. Plenty of intensity on the palate, a whoosh of minty freshness is very welcome, as there is power and heat behind it. Great length, as these all have, but not overpowering. I am enjoying these wines very much. Sure they have deceptive alcohol though. Drink 2018-2030
Tim Atkin: 89/100
Jeremy Williams: 86+/100 – Pale gold; slightly richer and more oily here; ripe; attractive; some weight; fatness – big simple but quite big.
Rene Gabriel: 18/20
Matthew Jukes: 16.5/20
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