Castello di Gabbiano
Alleanza, Castello di Gabbiano, Toscana, Italy 2009 A Bordeaux style blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon An intense red colour still showing purple tones. Excellent spicy notes (black pepper, cloves) on an fruity aromatic base,...
Chambolle Musigny Les Sentiers 2009 Louis Jadot Smoke, meat, red fruit. Dry tannins and ripe fruit – wonderful balance of the two. Violets, tangy acid, bright finish. RH www.jancisrobinson.com The commune of Chambolle Musigny lies just...
Château Beaumont 2009 Haut Médoc, Bordeaux, France One of the best vintages for this Chateau for many years, full rich colour, bags of structure and supple silky tannins. 16.5/20 jancisrobinson.com
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...
Chateau Chasse Spleen
Château Chasse Spleen, Moulis en Medoc, Bordeaux, France 2009 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot. Big, rich and ripe, full-bodied wine with plenty of juicy blackcurrant fruit, succulent texture and sweet finish. Always...
Chateau Climens 1er Cru Barsac Half Bottle, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France 2009 "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...
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.
Château D'Armailhac Cinquième Cru Classé, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, 2009 "Mid crimson. Can’t explain why but this really, really reminds me of Sassicaia on the nose! Lifted and polished...
Chateau du Tertre
Château du Tertre, Margaux, Bordeaux, France, 2009 Appealing nose of ripe, fresh black summer fruits, on the palate there are layers of cassis nuances that meld together with silky tannins, giving a velvety texture. In addition to the fruit,...
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 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 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 Leoville Barton
Château Leoville Barton Saint Julien Deuxième Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France 2009 "Something reminiscent of a schoolmaster about this wine – ink and pencil lead? Fresh and minerally and sleek with...
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...
Moet and Chandon Champagne
Dom Perignon Vintage Champagne Magnum 2009 40% Chardonnay 60% Pinot Noir "Unbroken sun through August and early September helped to shape an idyllic harvest, on 12th September. Superb maturity of fruit in flawless health has produced...
Jacques Cacheux Et Fils
Echezeaux Grand Cru Jacques Cacheux 2009 'Lightish grey crimson. Sweet red fruit, spices and herbs. Tautly held by the tannins but fine dark fruit from start to finish on the palate. Elegant but quite closed.' 17/20 (JH) www.jancisrobinson.com
Penfolds Grange 2009 98% Shiraz, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon VINEYARD REGION Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Magill Estate The 2009 Grange Shiraz is a comprised of 84% Barossa, 8% McLaren, and a little Clare Valley and a little Magill fruit...
Taylor's 2009 Vintage Port The Taylor's 2009 follows a series of three outstanding vintages, 2000, 2003 and 2007. CEO – Adrian Bridge remarked: ' The 2009 is the fourth declaration in a decade. In over three centuries of Taylor's history, a...
Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos, Tokajbor-Bene, Hungary, 2009 100% Furmint A rich honeyed raisin flavour with a long lingering finish. Tokaji Aszú is known as one of the oldest botrytised wine types all over the world...
Vougeot 1er Cru "Las Cras" Bertrand Ambroise, Cote du Nuits, Burgundy, 2009 100% Pinot noir with 18 months in French oak. A rare Vougeot 1er Cru with a lovely rich texture and oodles of ripe fruit. Combines the softness and fruit of Chambolle with...
Yattarna Penfolds Chardonnay 2009 Magnum Notes from Penfolds winemaker peter Gago COLOUR: Shimmering pale straw. A barrel-fermented Chardonnay?! NOSE: As befits its Southern cool-climate birth right (Victoria and Tasmania),...