2009 Bordeaux Wine Buying Guide Tips on Best Value Wines

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2009 Bordeaux Wine Buying Guide Tips on Best Value Wines

This Bordeaux wine value buying guide page is a list of the top 2009 Bordeaux wines in the market for the money today. These are the best 2009 Bordeaux wines from the vintage combining quality, character and price from every major Bordeaux appellation. Due to their opulent, sexy, glamorous style and the fact they will drink well at a much earlier age than most of the great Bordeaux vintages from previous years. Many 2009 Bordeaux wines are well are worth seeking out.

2009 Bordeaux wines are going to be considered legendary when they mature. The wines have everything going for them and they offer a unique style, that has not been duplicated in previous years. The best appellation is Pomerol. The character of 2009 Bordeaux is perfectly suited for the sensuous character that is found the best wines of Pomerol. At their best, 2009 Bordeaux from Pomerol is pure, bottled decadence. However stunning wines came from every region in Bordeaux for the red, white and sweet wines. 2009 Bordeaux were expensive when they were first offered. Yet with time, many are even more expensive today! In part, this has to do with people finally having had the chance to taste the wines and more importantly, the world’s most important wine critic awarded a total of nineteen wines from the 2009 Bordeaux vintage, perfect, 100 Pt scores! That record will probably never be equaled again.

For more detailied information on the 2009 Bordeaux vintage, harvest and the wines: 2009 Bordeaux Wine

While the vintage is not completely homogenous, there are good wines in every appellation. Pomerol might have produced the best wines. Pauillac and St. Estephe were very successful. Pessac Leognan produced sublime wines as well as Margaux and St. Julien. The sweet white wines of Sauternes/Barsac were also very strong. For tips on other Bordeaux value wines and vintages: Bordeaux Wine Buying Guide Find the Best Bordeaux for the money to buy today (Vintages 1959 to today)

Alter Ego Palmer 90-92 Pts
Domaine de l’A 89-91 Pts
d’Aiguilhe 90-92 Pts
d’Armailhac 90-93 Pts

Barde Haut 91-93 Pts
Beausejour Duffau-Lagreosse 96-98 Pts
Branaire Ducru 93-95 Pts
Brane Cantenac 91-93 Pts
Branon 94-96 Pts
Canon La Gaffeliere 92-94 Pts
Cap de Faugeres
Certan de May
Clinet 96-98 Pts
Clerc Milon 91-93 Pts
Clos les Lunelles 91-93 Pts
Clos du Marquis 90-92 Pts
Clos Fourtet 94-96 Pts

Clos Marsalette 90-92 Pts

Le Conseiller 88-90 Pts
Cos d’Estournel (I know this is very pricey. But having tasted it 4 times, this stunning wine is a candidate for triple digits from Bob. It will be the lowest priced 100 Pt wine in the market.)
Cote de Baleau 89-91 Pts

Le Crock 89-91 Pts
Croix de Beaucaillou 88-91 Pts
Croix de Labrie
Le Conseiller 88-90 Pts

Croix Mouton 84-87 Pts
Domaine de Chevalier
d’Issan 93-94 Pts
Feytit Clinet
Grand Puy Ducasse

Les Grands Marechaux 85-87 Pts

Haut Bailly 96-98 Pts
Haut Beausejour 88-90 Pts
Haut Bergey 90-92 Pts
Haut Carles
La Fleur de Bouard 89-91 Pts
La Fleur Morange Mathilde
Joanin Becot
La Lagune
Leoville Poyferre 96-98 Pts
Lynch Bages 95-96 Pts
Malartic Lagraviere 92-94 Pts

Malescot St. Exupery 95-98 Pts
Moulin Haut Laroque
Pagodes des Cos 91-93 Pts
Pavie Macquin 95-97 Pts
Peby Faugeres
de Pez 89-91 Pts
Pontet Canet 95-97 Pts
Rauzan-Segla 94-96 Pts
Le Thil
Tronquoy Lalande 90-92 Pts
Smith Haut Lafitte 94-96 Pts
Vieille Cure
Vrai Canon Bouche 86-88 Pts

For another look at numerous value 2009 Bordeaux value wines: www.thewinecellarinsider.com/2011/05/2009-bordeaux-wine-buying-guide-tips-wines/

The following two links offer tasting notes on wines made by Stephane Derenoncourt that I was able to taste in bottle in Bordeaux in June, 2011.  There are some great tips on small wines that merit your attention.

To read interviews with producers conducted during the harvest www.thewinecellarinsider.com/?page_id=849

To read a detailed summary on vintage conditions, please see 2009 Bordeaux Wine