After a decade of ageing, many of the best 2010 wines are only just hitting their stride now, and plenty of these are also expected to keep much further into the 21st century.
While 2020 may be a year many of us don’t want to dwell upon, perhaps opening a ‘special wine’ that has been maturing in the cellar can bring a moment of lightness.
If you’re fortunate enough to have a 2010 vintage nestled in your collection, then you may know it was a strong year for several red wine regions, in particular.
Wineries in Napa Valley, the Rhône, Rioja, Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino and Barossa Valley provided just some of the highlights.
In Bordeaux, the 2010 wines ‘are some of the best Bordeaux has ever produced‘, said Jane Anson in her recent review of the vintage a decade out from harvest.
Of more than 50 wines she tasted, we’ve picked out below some of the wines entering their drinking windows, albeit the best Bordeaux 2010 wines would also benefit from more ageing. The First Growths, for example, ‘are nowhere near ready’, said Anson.
In Champagne, 2010 was a ‘challenging’ vintage, according to Simon Field MW. Top winemakers can often shine in such moments, and Field praised the ‘incredible skill brought to bear’ in the making of Dom Pérignon 2010, released this year.
The 30 2010 wines below feature bottlings from around the world and have been rated by our experts.
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