Chateau Lamothe Bergeron
Chateau Lamothe Bergeron 2009 Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot matured in oak barrels for 18 months. Fine rounded plum fruit on the nose. Warm plush cassis fruit with a hint of oak. Nice balance and length.
Castello di Gabbiano
Alleanza 2009 Castello di Gabbiano 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, rich of well ripened fruit,...
Baron Philippe de Rothschild
Almaviva 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon: 73% Carménère: 22% Cabernet Franc: 4% Merlot: 1% with 18 Months in new French oak. Deep, intense, ruby red colour with purple tones. The nose is pure, well focused and elegant. Complex and layered, it...
Castello di Gabbiano
Bellezza 2010 Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG A single varietal from a single vineyard. Sweet fruit on the nose, well integrated oak with good ripe gripping tannins. Indeed a beautiful wine. Will cellar for 10 years easily...
Brokenwood Graveyard Shiraz 2009. This Label is used for premium varietal Shiraz produced solely from Brokenwood's "Graveyard Vineyard". Shiraz is the classic dry red of the Hunter Valley. The low yielding, 41 year old vines from this vineyard produce a...
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 north...
Château Bernadotte Haut Medoc 2009 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot. Getting better every year, owned by Pichon-Lalande and vinified by their expert team. Surely the best vintage ever at this Chateau, rich cassis...
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 Clerc Milon
Château Clerc Milon 2009 "From the Mouton stable. Delivers blackberry galore, with fabulous floral and currant undertones. Complex on the nose. Full-bodied, offering chewy tannins and lots of black liquorice and currant character. Chewy, but...
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...
Château D'Issan 2009. 40% Merlot and 60% Cab Sauvignon. Lightening doesn't strike in the same place twice. Try persuading Emmanuel Cruse that this is fact! In 2008 the potential crop Issan was drastically reduced by hail and...
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 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 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,...
Chateau Lacombe Noaillac Medoc Magnum 2009 A blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. A traditional, savoury and plump claret that is a joy to drink now, but will continue to evolve in Magnum...
Chateau Lafon Rochet
Château Lafon Rochet 2009 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. Elegant, medium-bodied wine from one of the best value cru classes. Rich and plummy on the nose and carefully extracted on the palate to give a round,...
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...
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...
Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieux Télégraphe 'La Crau' 2009 A classic Châteauneuf blend of around two thirds Grenache and the balance Syrah and Mourvedre. Dense ruby/purple-tinged with an exquisite nose of salty sea...
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 a...
Moet and Chandon Champagne
Dom Perignon 2009 Vintage Champagne in a Presentation Box This impressive blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir has a backbone of crisp, lemony acidity which should see it through the next decade and beyond as it ages in the bottle. "Unbroken...
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...
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
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou
La Croix de Beaucaillou 2009 'Ducru's second wine, the 2009 Croix de Beaucaillou, is a thrill to taste. Made from a single vineyard, it exhibits a dense purple colour along with a creamy texture and loads of crème de cassis fruit intertwined with...
Lopez de Haro
Lopez de Haro Gran Reserva Rioja, Spain 2009 Tempranillo and Graciano Complex on the nose with vanilla and coffee notes. It is well balanced with a velvety attack. Silky and enticing entrance with soft tannins and a balanced acidity. A...
Mitchell Peppertree Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia, 2009 100% Shiraz A deep bright inky crimson red, with a nose of fragrant, ripe berries lifted by dusty exotic spicy notes. There is generous complex fruit flavour on...
Moet and Chandon Champagne
Moet and Chandon Brut Vintage Champagne 2009 Graphite, vanilla, candied berry and gingerbread notes combine in this firm, lively Champagne. Elegant and supple, with a chalk-like sensation on the finish. "This, the 73rd vintage is composed of 50%...
Mouton Cadet Réserve Sauternes, Bordeaux, France, 2013 80% Semillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle. Produced in limited quantities this wine, with its rich aromas of apricot, honey and blossom, is made from three grape...
Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2009 A blend of Shiraz from selected South Australian vineyards, including the renowned Penfolds Kalimna vineyards. This full-flavoured, classic Shiraz spends at least a year maturing in older American oak to achieve...
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 with a...
Penfolds RWT 2009. Penfolds RWT Shiraz presents an admirable alternative to the multi-regional sourcing and American oak maturation that are hallmarks of Grange, expressing instead, single-region Barossa Valley Shiraz matured only in French oak. The...
Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2009 St Henri is a time-honoured and alternative expression of Shiraz, and an intriguing counterpoint to Grange. It is unusual among high quality Australian red wines as it does not rely on any new oak. It was created in...
Pipers Brook Tasmanian Sparkling, 2009, Pipers Brook, Tasmania, Australia A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A bright nose of lemons and white flowers belies the age of this wine, coupled with the richness of brioche, shortbread...
Pol Roger Champagne
Pol Roger Brut Vintage Champagne 2009 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay Unlike some Champagne houses who rattle out the vintages one to the next – Pol have the strength of mind and the integrity to hang on to theirs until they are really...
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...
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, Hungary, 2009 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. Favourable parameters are offered to...
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),...