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 Lacombe Noaillac Medoc Magnum 2009 A blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. A traditional, savoury and plump claret that is a joy to drink now, but will continue to evolve in Magnum...
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