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2009 Bordeaux Value Wines of the Vintage

The satellite appellations for this report combined all the different areas I tasted from that are not from the major Bordeaux wine appellations. Satellite appellations can offer some of the best quality for the money wines.  Many of these wines would do well in blind tasting's with wines from more illustrious terroir's. [...]

2009 St. Emilion Bordeaux wine Report Pt 2

  One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer along with several great St. Emilion wines might seem like a lot, especiallly after the tasting with Stephane Derenoncourt, pictured above. But not with the right Hooker. 2009 Magdelaine  opens with minerals, dark [...]

2009 St. Emilion Bordeaux Wine Pt 1 2009 Vintage Report

  In 2009, St. Emilion lacks the same level of consistency and freshness found in the 2005 vintage.  2005 remains the reference year for fans of St. Emilion wines.  That being said, there are some outstanding wines worth purchasing from 2009 at all different price points.   Interestingly, in this inconsistent vinta [...]

2009 Pomerol Decadence If Caligula bought wine, he'd buy 2009 Pomerol

Pomerol is the smallest Bordeaux appellation.  Until a few years ago, with few exceptions, it earned the sobriquet of the most inconsistent Bordeaux wine appellation.  But that is no longer the case.  Since 1998, Pomerol has been on fire. 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005 and 2008 have all been strong vintages for the region.  [...]

2009 Haut Brion La Mission Haut Brion, Haut Bailly, Smith Haut Lafitte

2009 Haut Brion La Mission Haut Brion stole this show as expected in 2009 Pessac Leognan. But other chateaux are not that far behind as my tasting notes show. 2009 Branon is deep ruby with purple accents. The wine shows truffle, tobacco, cassis, caramel and coffee notes. The palate enjoys the feeling of rich, opulent, [...]

2009 Cos d’Estournel and 2009 Montrose go Mano e Mano in St. Estephe!

  The official 2009 Cos d’Estournel and 2009 Montrose face off! 2009 Cos d’Estournel is midnight black, with dark purple accents.  The wine smells like a basket of fresh picked blackberries and blueberries with fresh ground spice, coffee, incense, smoke, licorice, and black raspberry liqueur. This powerful win [...]

2009 St. Julien Vintage The Full Report from A - Z

The 2009 St. Julien vintage is the best year for the appellation since 2000. The wines are outstanding across the board with power, balance, freshness and complexity.  There are values from the region worth buying at all price levels. For other wines, even though the quality is there with the 2009 St. Julien Vintage, th [...]