I’m telling you, 2009 Bordeaux was an awesome year. I don’t hesitate picking up any bottle from the region if it was made in this stunning vintage.
An entry-level Cru that was about $13, this wine had all the makings of decent Claret. Dark purple in the glass, it showed off Plums and earth on the nose. The initial attack was fruit driven, with purple fruits and some oak integrating. The earthy component reappeared and there was also a hint of cassis. Decent tannins and good acidity wrapped the whole package up nicely. We drank it alongside the Yalumba Shiraz and they just seemed to complement each other. The cellar potential for this is about 3-5 years, but it is drinking well now. Not too complex, it would be great with some pasta or Shish Kebabs. 88 points and 4 stars.