Bordeaux 2010 is ‘a modern classic’ : As with great vintages, which 2010 undoubtedly is, comparisons are made with previous years and at this level of quality, there are few contenders. Only 2005, and to a lesser extent 2000, were mentioned from the past decade.
So, not just in my opinion, 2010 is looking like THE greatest Bordeaux vintage, so far, and, contrary to expectations, not tiring to taste. Alexandre Thienpont of Vieux Château Certan – one of the greatest wines of the vintage – noted that ‘fewer people are spitting this year’. By Steven Spurrier @Decanter.com, May 2011.