2009 Bordeaux Vintage

 

The 2009 Bordeaux Vintage

Hailed as the greatest ever Bordeaux vintage by Mr Robert Parker the wine advocate. But as we said in 2010

 

Given the lusciousness and almost exotic nature of the finest 2009s, one cannot but help compare them with the 1982s, which displayed such wonderful fruit after six months in barrel. However the 2009s show greater structure, concentration and grip. They appear to be more solid than the 82s, with firmer structures. It is certain that the 09s are long-term wines; quite how long we will need to cellar them remains to be seen. As one respected Médoc wine-maker commented, “Tannin levels are the highest ever and alcohol is above the norm. To some extent we are on a journey into the unknown”. Undoubtedly the finest of the wines will receive glowing critiques and, for those who award them, high scores. Clearly the finest wines are great and will age magnificently. The Petit Château have attractive rounded fruits and will grace any cellar."

We had the opportunity to taste some in the spring (2012) just before they were shipped and these are seriously great wines.

Chateau Caronne Sainte Gemme 2009
Chateau Caronne Ste Gemme
Chateau Caronne Sainte Gemme 2009
Chateau Caronne Sainte Gemme Haut Médoc 2009. 60% Cab Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. A Chateau that we have followed for many years. Dense colour, classy nose, full-bodied ripe fruit with silky tannins and pretty texture.
£21.00
Chateau Cos Labory 2009
Chateau Cos Labory
Chateau Cos Labory 2009
Château Cos Labory 2009 'Very pretty aromas of sliced plums and blueberries, with hints of mineral, follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a fruity finish with hints of vanilla bean and coffee.'- James Suckling.
£46.00
Chateau Coutet 2009
Chateau Coutet
Chateau Coutet 2009
Château Coutet Barsac 2009  75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon, 2% Muscadelle  Supremely elegant Barsac with fine balance of sugar and acidity. Really fine and fresh with fantastic, honeyed fruit and long, clean finish.
£79.99
Chateau D Issan 2009
Chateau D'Issan
Chateau D Issan 2009
Château D'Issan 2009. 40% Merlot and 60% Cab Sauvignon.  Lightening doesn't strike in the same place twice. Try persuading Emmanuel Cruse that this is fact! In 2008 the potential crop Issan was drastically reduced by hail and...
£76.00
Chateau Haut Beausejour 2009
Chateau Haut Beausejour
Chateau Haut Beausejour 2009
Château Haut Beausejour 2009, Saint Estephe, Medoc, Bordeaux, France   Grape varieties, 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.  Stable-mate of Chateau de Pez. Blackberry and spices on the nose, full-bodied with lovely density of fruit...
£26.50
Chateau Lafon Rochet 2009
Chateau Lafon Rochet
Chateau Lafon Rochet 2009
Château Lafon Rochet 2009  67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot.  Elegant, medium-bodied wine from one of the best value cru classes. Rich and plummy on the nose and carefully extracted on the palate to give a round,...
£57.00
Chateau Lascombes 2009
Chateau Lascombes
Chateau Lascombes 2009
Château Lascombes 2009   'Fascinating aromas of crushed berries and fresh herbs follow through to a full body, with velvety, polished tannins and a long, long finish. Wonderful wine. More reserved than the 2005, but potentially better'. J...
£99.00
Chateau Malartic Lagraviere 2009
Chateau Malartic Lagraviere
Chateau Malartic Lagraviere 2009
Château Malartic Lagraviere 2009  55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 8% Cab Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. 'Progress has been ongoing at this vineyard, but proprietor Alexandre Bonnie has hit the proverbial home runs in 2009 with both his red...
£71.00
Chateau Potensac 2009
Chateau Potensac
Chateau Potensac 2009
Château Potensac 2009 48% Merlot, 38% Cab Sauv and 14% Cab Franc. Must be one of the top Medoc AC wines of the vintage - Profound and intense with a lush generosity. 'A sleeper of the vintage, the 2009 is probably the finest Potensac ever made,...
£34.00
Chateau Quinault L'Enclos 2009
Chateau Quinault L'Enclos
Chateau Quinault L'Enclos 2009
Château Quinault L'Enclos 2009  70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon  'Now owned by the proprietors of Cheval Blanc, the 2009 Quinault l'Enclos exhibits an opaque purple colour, notes of liquorice, incense,...
£34.95