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 Broustet 2009
Chateau Broustet
Chateau Broustet 2009
Château Broustet 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. Great value!
£35.00
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 Fourcas Dupre 2009
Chateau Fourcas Dupre
Chateau Fourcas Dupre 2009
Château Fourcas Dupre 2009  48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc & 2% Petit Verdot.  Lovely scented plumy nose, good weight and concentration on the palate. 
£27.00
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 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
Clos Du Marquis 2009
Chateau Leoville Las Cases
Clos Du Marquis 2009
Clos de Marquis 2009 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc & 2% Petit Verdot. 25% new oak ageing. Quite mineral on the nose together with dark fruits, then extract and structure forces its way through. Super harmony and with a...
£67.95