Wine Spectator critic James Molesworth gave Chateau Boutisse 2010 a fantastic preliminary score of 91-94 during his barrel tastings in Bordeaux last month. Molesworth’s initial notes on the wine were:
“Very fresh, showing enticing plum, currant and boysenberry fruit, with lots of mouthwatering minerality and a long, spice-filled finish. Dense but pure. A suave wine in the making.”
While 2009 will undoubtedly be a tough act to follow in Bordeaux, Molesworth says he believes 2010 will give the vintage a run for its money, thanks to a long, dry, warm growing season.