Chateau Branaire Ducru
Château Branaire Ducru, 4eme Grand Cru Classe, Saint Julien, Bordeaux, 2009 'Only time will tell whether the 2009, another great effort from Branaire, will eclipse the 2005 and 2003.An inky blue purple colour is followed by...
Château Cantemerle Haut Médoc 2009 49% Cab Sauv, 38% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Cab Franc. Spicy, plummy nose with hints of cedar wood. Rich and fleshy on the palate with masses of fresh fruit and very ripe tannins. Medium to...
Chateau Climens 1er Cru Barsac Half Bottle, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France 2009 "The aromatics display pure honey, minerals, occasionally a faint scent of spearmint and white peach, most with spellbinding precision. On the palate, Berenice Lurton has some...
Château Climens, 1er Cru Classe, Barsac, Bordeaux, 2009 'The aromatics display pure honey, minerals, occasionally a faint scent of spearmint and white peach, most with spellbinding precision. On the palate, Berenice Lurton has some stupendous...
Château D'Armailhac Cinquième Cru Classé, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, 2009 "Mid crimson. Can’t explain why but this really, really reminds me of Sassicaia on the nose! Lifted and polished...
Château Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classe "B", Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, 2009 'Really fabulous on the nose, with sweet milk chocolate, flowers, currant and plum. Full-bodied, with incredible length. The tannins are so silky, but they are warm and...
Chateau Fourcas Dupre
Château Fourcas Dupre, Listrac-Medoc, Bordeaux, 2009 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc & 2% Petit Verdot. Lovely, scented, plummy nose with good weight and concentration on the palate.
Château Lagrange, 3eme Grand Cru Classe, Saint Julien, Bordeaux, 2009 'Dark crimson. Purple rim. Very sweet indeed on the nose - unusually so for St-Julien. Glamorous and luscious with a hint of ink and freshness. Lots to enjoy! The...
Chateau Lalande Borie
Château Lalande Borie, Saint Julien, Bordeaux, 2009 50% Cab Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc 'The finest wine I have ever tasted from Lalande Borie, the 2009 displays lots of purity along with a boatload of blackcurrant,...
Château Rieussec, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Sauternes, Bordeaux, 2009 85% Semillon, 11% Sauvignon and 4% Muscadelle. One of the richest wines of the vintage at 13.75% alcohol. Picked over 10 days at the end of September and the beginning of...