2009 is an interesting year for St. Emilion. The wines are ripe, deep, concentrated and complex, they offer a sensuous style, but it is not consistent. Some wines could use a bit more acidity to give them lift.
2009 Pauillac offer a stunning style combining opulent textures, concentration of flavor and aromatics filled with cedar, gravel, cassis and tobacco. The wines are fresh, sensuous and have the ability to age and evolve for decades.
With the 2009 Bordeaux vintage, opulence, power, freshness and ripe tannins are on display in abundance. At their best the wines offer purity, freshness, silky tannins and the ability to age.
2009 Margaux will have a lot of fans with its combination of intense, floral perfumes, freshness, purity and refined, elegant, opulent textures.
The best Bordeaux wines of Pomerol in 2009 are pure decadence. They offer velvet drenched tannins, purity of fruit and opulent textures that are best described as bottled pleasure.
2009 Pessac Leognan combines opulent textures, smokey aromatics, ripe fruit and soft tannins. From top to bottom, it's easy to find quality. In fact, some of the better 2009 Bordeaux value wines come from Pessac Leognan.
One of the hallmarks of a great Bordeaux wine vintage is when all the appellations produce strong wine from wineries in all price ranges. 2009 Bordeaux fits that bill perfectly.