Château Beaumont 2009 Haut Médoc, Bordeaux, France One of the best vintages for this Chateau for many years, full rich colour, bags of structure and supple silky tannins. 16.5/20 jancisrobinson.com
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 Broustet, 2eme Cru Classe, Sauternes, Bordeaux, 2009 65% Semillon 25% Sauvignon and 10% Muscadelle A new wine for us, a lighter style but impressively rich and long on the finish. A great success probably the finest Broustet ever...
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 Chasse Spleen
Château Chasse Spleen, Moulis en Medoc, Bordeaux, France 2009 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot. Big, rich and ripe, full-bodied wine with plenty of juicy blackcurrant fruit, succulent texture and sweet finish. Always...
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...
Chateau Cos Labory
Château Cos Labory, 5eme Grand Cru Classe, Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, 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...
Château Coutet, 1er Cru Classe, Sauternes-Barsac, Barsac, Bordeaux, 2009 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon, 2% Muscadelle Supremely elegant Barsac with fine balance of sugar and acidity. Really fine and fresh with fantastic, honeyed...
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 Desmirail, 3eme Grand Cru Classe, Margaux, Bordeaux, 2009 'Very deep crimson. Minerals and interest on the nose. Round and supple and really very gorgeous indeed. I like the lead-pencil character and the coolness. Very refreshing, a...
Chateau du Tertre
Château du Tertre, Margaux, Bordeaux, France, 2009 Appealing nose of ripe, fresh black summer fruits, on the palate there are layers of cassis nuances that meld together with silky tannins, giving a velvety texture. In addition to the fruit,...
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 plumy nose, good weight and concentration on the palate.
Chateau Haut Beausejour
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...
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...
Chateau Saint Pierre
Chateau Saint Pierre, 4eme Grand Cru Classe, Saint Julien, Bordeaux, 2009 The all-time greatest wine I have ever tasted from Saint-Pierre, this estate, the smallest of the grand cru classes of St.-Julien, has an opaque purple color and a...
Château Talbot, 4eme Grand Cru Classe, Saint Julien, Bordeaux, 2009 'This is the most impressive Talbot since the 1982 and 1986. It reveals an opaque plum/garnet/purple colour as well as knock-out aromas of black fruits, cedar, incense,...