Domaine de Baron’arques 2010

The wine is a deep and dark garnet red.
The nose, complex and precise, opens on wild berry fruit aromas, developing black cherry notes with airing.

The clean, well-balanced and highly complex attack reveals succulent fruit, refined and flavoursome tannins, some spice notes and a touch of cocoa.
The powerful mid-palate builds on notes of cedarwood and eucalyptus to a long, luscious, liquorice-flavoured finish.

2010

Domaine de Baron’arques 2010

Varietal mix Bordeaux varieties
51% Merlot
23% Cabernet Franc
6% Cabernet Sauvignon

Mediterranean varieties
14% Syrah
6% Malbec

Maturing 25% new barrels
75% 1- to 3-year-old barrels

Tasting notes

The wine is a deep and dark garnet red.
The nose, complex and precise, opens on wild berry fruit aromas, developing black cherry notes with airing.

The clean, well-balanced and highly complex attack reveals succulent fruit, refined and flavoursome tannins, some spice notes and a touch of cocoa.
The powerful mid-palate builds on notes of cedarwood and eucalyptus to a long, luscious, liquorice-flavoured finish.

2010 was rather wet, with 650 mm of rain during the year, and generally cool. Winter was cold and rainy, with an average temperature 1.5 °C lower than the average, and three snowfalls between January and March.
Budbreak occurred between the 3rd of and the 14th of April, a week later than usual for the estate, in mild and dry weather.
Spring was wet and cool, with some snow on the 4th of May, though it did not affect the vegetation cycle. Despite these conditions, flowering took place normally between the 2nd and the 24th of June.
The summer was hot and dry but the vines were able to draw on plentiful reserves of water in the soil.
Veraison began on the 31st of July for the earliest Merlot and ended on the 29th of August for the Grenache.
Picking took place in fine weather, despite heavy rain on 10 October, which had no effect on the perfect condition of the crop

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