In the glass, the Château Haut Rocher 2010 has an opaque purple color, almost black in the center, with flashes of red near the edge. Black raspberry preserves, ripe cassis, griotte cherries, and black truffles, all seasoned with fresh fennel and elegant new French barrique vanilla, move in and out of the foreground as the nose evolves in the glass.
On entry the wine is juicy and succulent, building to a dense, rich mid-palate, loaded with a cornucopia of black and red fruit flavors that echo the nose, all lightly seasoned with nutmeg, vanilla, black tea, and cocoa, and framed in ripe, round, velvety tannins. Almost Napa-like vinosity and texture, with perfectly integrated Right Bank Bordeaux acidity that carries the flavors through a long, elegant finish. Drink now 2030.
-- Greg Moore, Moore Brothers Wine Company, January 15, 2014