2009 Pomerol Bordeaux Wines In Bottle Tasting Notes


Ronan Laborde displays his 2009 Clinet


2009 Pomerol is a stunning vintage for the  appellation. In this vintage, the best 2009 Pomerol wines of the smallest Bordeaux appellation are pure bottled decadence!  2009 Pomerol offer velvet drenched tannins, purity of fruit and opulent textures that are best described as bottled pleasure. Due to the small production of most 2009 Pomerol producers, not many are members of the UGC, perforce the sample base of the appellation is low. However, having tasted the majority of 2009 Pomerol at different times in Bordeaux, if you’re a fan of the Merlot based wines from the region, 2009 Pomerol are wines worth trying and buying!

2009 Clinet – It’s fitting that 2009 turned out to be the best wine from Ronan Laborde, since he began managing the estate ten years ago. This beautiful Pomerol is packed with flowers, licorice, black cherry drenched in sweet chocolate, boysenberry, mocha and spice box aromas. Decadent in texture, with a wonderful purity of fruit and silky tannins, this is the best wine produced from Clinet since their dynamic duo of 1989 and 1990. 97 Pts

2009 La Conseillante – Chocolate, truffle, plums, black raspberry and a complex array of floral and spicy scents drum up your interest. This round, rich, elegant, refined, harmonious Pomerol has the structure to age and evolve along with sensual textures rewarding tasters with pleasure. This is not far off from the level of wine produced at La Conseillante in 2005 or 2000! 96 Pts

2009 Gazin – Fresh black raspberries, plums and chocolate covered, dark cherries make up the perfume. This powerful, tannic, firm style of Pomerol is built to age. 93 Pts

2009 Petit Village – From a blend with one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon in Pomerol, 75% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc, the medium bodied wine offers aromas of fresh red and black plums, wet earth, spice and cherries. The wine should should drink well young. 90 Pts


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