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 Caronne Sainte Gemme 2009
Chateau Caronne Ste Gemme
Chateau Caronne Sainte Gemme 2009
Chateau Caronne Sainte Gemme Haut Médoc 2009. 60% Cab Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. A Chateau that we have followed for many years. Dense colour, classy nose, full-bodied ripe fruit with silky tannins and pretty texture.
£21.00
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 Talbot 2009
Chateau Talbot
Chateau Talbot 2009
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...
£95.00
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