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 D Armailhac 2009
Chateau D'Armailhac
Chateau D Armailhac 2009
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...
£58.00
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 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