Chateau Branaire Ducru
Château Branaire Ducru Saint Julien 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 raspberry, boysenberry, crushed rock, graphite,...
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!
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...
Château Climens 2009 Barsac '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 lots at her disposal, with ample...
Chateau Cos Labory
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.
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.
Chateau D Armailhac 2009 This may be the finest d'Armailhac I have ever tasted. Made in a textured, full-bodied, sumptuous style, it is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and the balance primarily Cabernet Franc with a tiny dosage of Petit...
Chateau Francs Cerisers
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,...
Chateau De Pez
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...
Château Desmirail 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 complete, fairly forward wine. Skilfully made and...
Château Figeac 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 cuddly. You just want to hug it. Powerful but so...
Chateau Fourcas Dupre
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.
Chateau Fourcas Hosten
Château Fourcas Hosten 2009 This Cru property is now in the hands of the Mommeia Brothers of the Hermes clothing and fashion house, they have been investing heavily in wines over recent years. 'Dark crimson, low-key but quite intriguing nose,...
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 Kirwan 2009 56% Cab Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 13.5% Cab Franc & 13.5% Pet Verdot Great mouth-feel and a good depth of fruit flavours. 'Wow. A subtle yet fabulous burst of fruit on the nose, with currant, mineral and flowers. Full-bodied,...
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...
Chateau Lalande Borie
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...
Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion
Château Larrivet Haut Brion 2009 'Juicy red currant with subtle smoked herbs, truffle, and spice box jump from the glass of this dense wine. Possessing silky tannins, seductive, ripe fruit with an opulent texture and no hard edges, but...
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...
Chateau Les Ormes De Pez
Château Les Ormes de Pez 2009 54% Cab Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 7% Cab Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Owned by the Cazes family of Ch. Lynch Bages, this estate benefits from the same technical team. Vivid, fruity blackcurrant nose. Rich and tannic on the...
Chateau Malartic Lagraviere
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...
Chateau Malartic Lagraviere
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.
Chateau Quinault L'Enclos
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,...
Château Rieussec 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 October, this is an intense, concentrated wine of...
Chateau Saint Pierre
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,...
Château Talbot, 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, liquorice, and a...
Chateau Leoville Las Cases
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...
Domaine De Chevalier
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...
Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande
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...