2010 Chateau Liot
Chateau Liot – Barsac
RELEASED 10th May 2010 – £140/case bottles or £156/case half bottles
Bill Blatch: An unusually rich wine for this non-classé estate, sweet (148g/l residual – almost up to Coutet), honeyed and rich, yet with fresh acidity (4,2g/l TA) and real tone of Sémillon fruit. The classiest sweeter less expensive wine of the vintage for great sweet occasions and earlier drinking.
Jancis Robinson: 15/20 – Drink 2015-2019. Sweet and a bit sugary. Simple. Analytical data are Blatch estimates. Residual Sugar 148g/l, Total Acidity 4.2 g/l, Alcohol 13.75%.
Neal Martin: 86-88/100 – The Chateau Liot is slightly deeper in colour, armed with a pretty nose of light honey, acacia and apple blossom aromas. The palate has a fresh entry with good acidity, a fine sense of tension, but cuts away very sharply towards the finish. For its class, it demonstrates good tautness and precision, if not the length and complexity of its peers.
Rene Gabriel: 16/20