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 Cantemerle 2009
Chateau Cantemerle
Chateau Cantemerle 2009
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...
£44.00
Chateau De Francs Les Cerisiers 2009
Chateau Francs Cerisers
Chateau De Francs Les Cerisiers 2009
Château De Francs - "Les Cerisiers" 2009 Owned by Dominique Hebrard (previously co-owner of Cheval Blanc) and Hubert de Bouard, owner of Chateau Angelus and oenologist.Situated at the eastern edge of the Gironde area. Deep purple colour. Fragrant,...
£18.00
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 Blanc 2009
Chateau Malartic Lagraviere
Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Blanc 2009
Château Malartic Lagraviere Blanc 2009  Bright pale yellow, fine complexity and fresh dry herbs on the nose, fine flesh and fruit on the palate, an arrestingly vibrant wine with a very good future.
£80.00