I recently had the 2008 Meaume and enjoyed it for its price, quality and mass appeal. The 2009 version takes it a step further. More intense than the ’08 with red fruits and currant on the nose, the oak is cleverly masked. On the palate, an appealing tannic presentation of plum and red berries that is evenly balanced with the acidity. Not overly complex, it is clearly made to appeal to the masses, yet I find myself wanting to cellar a few bottles just to see. I think it would pair greatly with duck confit, beef burgundy, even sloppy joe’s! At under $15, well worth searching out this charming Bordeaux. 4 stars easily for its goodness ratio, and 88 points if you want to get technical.