100 Point Winemaker steals show with new Cabernet

Blankiet is still somewhat under the radar, even with the big scores it has been getting.  That is great for you, as I still get good allocations!   The wines are made by Denis Malbec (who made Chateau Latour, Kapcsandy and other great wines) while David Abreu still manages the vineyards.  In years past the wines were made by Michel Rolland & Helen Turley so only the best-of-best pass the review of Claude Blankiet!

 

Blankiet 2010 “Prince of Hearts”
Paradise Hills Vineyard, Napa Valley
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The much anticipated release of Blankiet Estate “Prince of Hearts 2010” is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc.   It was worth the wait and what a stunner it is.  The wine is big, bold and yet very elegant – Denis Malbec knows how! Perfumed aroma of violets, red stone fruit and a whiff of spice dance out of the glass.  The wine is full in body, yet amazingly balanced and precise.  Loaded with gorgeous fruit that coats the palate and legs that run into a stunningly long finish.

Robert Parker 94 Points: Blankiet’s 2010 Prince of Hearts Paradise Hills Vineyard offers up gorgeous aromatics, refined fruit and a total sense of harmony from the very first taste. Juicy red berries, plums, roses and cinnamon meld together in this effortless, gracious wine. In 2010 the Prince of Hearts boasts lovely depth and roundness backed by the acidity and vibrancy of this great vintage. All of the Blankiet hallmarks are in the glass. If that sounds appealing, believe me, it is. This is a fabulous effort. At many estates, this would be the top wine; here it is the second label. Incidentally, Prince of Hearts is the most fairly priced among the second wines of Napa Valley’s elite properties. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.”

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