Château Jean De Gue Grand Vin Bordeaux Lalande Pomerol 2010 Bordeaux Red Wine, $36.54-$42.99, 89 points, appeared a bright and beautiful purple red, near opaque at the core and with just a hint of orange toward the clear glass rim.
The multifaceted aroma of black currant, plum, cedar, and clove didn't bother me, but it just didn't impress me either.
Medium-plus bodied with good acidity, lusciously smooth tannin, and loads of black fruit did impress. However, too much perfume-like flowers did distract from it balance of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon's youthful fruit.
I really get the sense that this wine needs more time to mature, though it drinks lovely now (rich and smooth), hiding behind this present bounty lurks subtle notes not yet in evidence to me, and promising a more complex and subdued pedigree.
Finished fine with a touch of warmth (13.5% alcohol), light spice, and a touch of mint.
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