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 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 de Pez 2009
Chateau De Pez
Chateau de Pez 2009
Château de Pez 2009  A St Estephe with life and zest and a delicious fresh fruitiness, lovely stone fruit character, juicy and supple. 'Tobacco box nose and cedar wood, good colour with rich fruit flavours and pure, subtle fruit.'- William...
£43.00
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 Lagrange 2009
Chateau Lagrange
Chateau Lagrange 2009
Château Lagrange St Julien 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 tannins are very well handled and it's pure...
£67.00
Chateau Lalande Borie 2009
Chateau Lalande Borie
Chateau Lalande Borie 2009
Château Lalande Borie 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, raspberry, and black cherry...
£49.00
Chateau Saint Pierre 2009
Chateau Saint Pierre
Chateau Saint Pierre 2009
Chateau Saint Pierre 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 spectacular nose of subtle charcoal, creme de cassis,...
£110.00
Domaine De Chevalier 2009
Domaine De Chevalier
Domaine De Chevalier 2009
Domaine De Chevalier 2009 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.  Blueberry, sea shell and blackberry aromas. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins, yet polished and cool, with a long, racy finish. Dense, with a solid core of everything. One of our favourite...
£85.00
Reserve de la Comtesse 2009
Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande
Reserve de la Comtesse 2009
Réserve de la Comtesse, Pauillac, 2009 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc.  The second wine of Pichon Lalande. Currants and flowers on the nose, a really lovely Pauillac. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a...
£54.00