2009 Bordeaux Wine Vintage Report and Buying Guide with Tasting Notes, Reviews and Ratings and producer comments for the best 2009 Margaux Wines from the best wines of the Margaux appellation. The 2009 Margaux wines were tasted in barrel in Bordeaux, June 2010.
2009 L’Aura de Cambon opens with aromas of fresh blackberries and black pepper. Dark colored, full bodied, and round, the wine ends with dark fruit flavors. 91/93 Pts
2009 Brane Cantenac shows ample dark berry, anise, forest, spice, and wood aromas. This elegant, supple wine ends with dark fruit, licorice, and black cherry flavors. This is my favorite vintage of Brane Cantenac. 91/93 Pts
2009 Cambon La Pelouse is medium bodied with cassis and strawberry flavors. It finishes in with a slight dryness. 83/85 Pts
2009 d’Issan smells enticing with its earthy blackberry, cassis, licorice, and forest aromas. Full bodied, silky, and opulent, this wine has ample structure to age. It has round tannins, and finishes with sweet, dark fruit flavors. This could be the best wine d’Issan has ever produced. 93/94 Pts
2009 Durfort Vivens is medium ruby. Blackberry and cassis scents fill the nose of this medium bodied wine. Although it has fresh, attractive flavors, the wine lacks concentration and structure. It should drink well young. 88/90 Pts
2009 Giscours shows cassis, cocoa, espresso, citrus, and black raspberry in the nose. Full bodied with ripe tannins, the wine finishes with sweet black raspberry and chocolate notes. The finest Giscours I have tasted. 91/93 Pts
2009 Malescot is inky black. Blackberry, cassis, and plums with licorice and bitter chocolate explode from the glass. This Malescot is a fat, sexy, rich, flamboyant, and intense wine that coats your mouth and leaves you with sensations of blueberry, licorice, black raspberry, and spice flavors.
2009 Margaux pops from the glass with aromas of spice, incense, espresso, cassis, and juicy dark berries. Full bodied and intense. According to Paul Pontallier, the wine is more tannic than both the 1986 and the 2005. Neither the tannin nor alcohol dominates because of the concentrated sweet fruit. The wine finishes with a purity and essence of cassis and dark berries. 2009 Margaux is a stunning example of Margaux at its best. 98-100 Pts
2009 Pavillon Rouge has floral, dark berry aromatics. The wine is round, soft, and mouth filling. This is the best Pavillon Rouge I have tasted. The wine is better than any Margaux made in the 60’s and 70’s. It’s also better than some well thought of vintages of the 90’s, like the 1994. 90-93 Pts
2009 Palmer is dark colored. Liqueur of dark berries, wood, Asian spice, cassis, and floral scents comprise the perfume. Opulent, polished, and elegant, this rich, concentrated wine is pure silk and velvet. The wine finishes with smooth notes of black raspberries. 95/97 Pts
2009 Alter Ego. The property owners do not consider their wine the second wine of Palmer. They treat it as a unique wine with its own fruit source and blend. Black raspberry, anise, and spice introduce this supple wine to your nose. It has a dark cherry and kirsch filled finish. 90/92 Pts
2009 Prieure-Lichine offers floral, licorice, cassis, and plum aromas. Rich, ripe, and full bodied, the wine ends with cassis, plum, and dark berry flavors. 90-92 Pts
2009 Rauzan-Segla is deep ruby. The perfume offers jammy blackberry, fudge, fennel, earth, spice, and floral notes. Full bodied with a rich texture, round tannins, and structure to age, this sublime wine ends with long, pure sensations of sweet berries. 94/96 Pts
2009 du Tertre opens with cassis, leaves, vanilla, herbs, and pepper notes. Medium to full bodied, the wine has a blackberry and cherry finish showing a lot of fresh cracked pepper notes. 88/90 Pts