2010 is a great vintage for Loire reds and the Filliatreau "Vieilles Vignes" certainly lives up the the promise. We loved this wine when tasted in 2012 and it has opened up nicely, becoming very complex and expressive, not quite mature but drinking very beautifully now. The wine shows a deep garnet color with aromas of ripe raspberry, cherry and red currant with blood orange, violet, ash and the beginning of earthy sous-bois that blends perfectly with the red fruits. The palate shows nice density of red and black fruits with a chalky texture, earth and mineral flavors combining with black fruits, a bit of tannin and firm acidity in the finish. Beautiful now and over the next 3 to 5 years or more.