Friday, May 6, 2011

Bettane & Desseauve, notes and comments for 2010 = auto-promotion!

Château Bellevue-de-Tayac
An expressive nose, rather racy, ripe red fruit, mineral nuances, rich palate, with tight flesh, a lot of maturity in the grain and fruit, finishing with a delicious freshness.

Clos Badon
This little cru driven by Murielle and Jean-Luc Thunevin has today an impressive and elegant ripness. The whole wine is sleek, fine, soft, deep with extremely fine tannins 17

Virginie de Valandraud
The bouquet is subtle and varied, the body is deep with fine tannins, a refined finish and great depth 16 – 17

Château Valandraud
Following a magnificent 2009, here is again one of the great vintages in the history of this wine. Murielle Thunevin created again a great wine with style, depth, soft and sleek, superbly elegant. 18 – 19

Château Sansonnet
This wine has power and elegance with silky tannins perfectly melted. 16

Château les Sabines
Nice wine, silky and refined, carried by a soft tannins. 16

Nice tannins, svelte and fine, pretty fruit with expressions of blackcurrant, plenty of aromatic charm, length. 16 – 17

Blanc n°2 JLT
The second wine of Jean-Luc Thunevin’s white is an immediate and attractive success: soft fruit, length, intensity, very deep. 16

Blanc n°1
Produced like the N°2 by Murielle Thunevin, it is a total success and one of the best whites of the vintage, from any appellation: great wine, deep and sleek, refined with a rare and subtle aroma and with delicate and persistent intensity. 18

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