Wine Advocate: 91 points
The 2010 Comte de M is a 70/30 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, aged in new French oak for 18 months. This is a library wine, revisited for a checkup. This blend has changed quite a bit as it has evolved, mostly for the better, although there are one or two quibbles. The oak has been pulled in to the point where it is not an issue. The wine has also thinned a bit. Always graceful, it does seem lighter than ever and it did not really need to lose weight. It was startlingly light on first taste (without decanting), but after 30 to 45 minutes, it opened nicely, fleshed out at least a little and began to seem far more vibrant. Its energy made it seem alive again. At that point, it was very elegant, velvety in texture and filled with complex flavors, the Syrah expressive and beautifully countering the Cabernet. The tannins are moderate now, but there still are some and the overall structure is very nice. This is in good shape, lively, bright and tasty. It is a great food wine.