Bordeaux Satellites, 2009

2009 was one of the greatest ever Bordeaux vintages.

The 2009 growing season saw relatively benign weather conditions, and consequently individual terroirs (the unique characters of vineyard sites) shone through rather than, say, a particularly hot year determining the style of wines.

As a result, many châteaux took full advantage of the opportunity to let their own style shine through their wines. Parker, said of the 2009 vintage that it was “unquestionably the greatest Bordeaux vintage I have ever tasted,” and awarded an unprecedented 19 wines (18 red, 1 white) his magical 100 point rating.

More often than not, Parker’s 100-point ratings are awarded to wines at the more expensive end of the spectrum. However, in 2009 Parker also identified several more relatively affordable wines.

2009 has topped off a successful millennium for Bordeaux, following the excellent 2000 and great 2005 vintages. And to put Parker’s 2009 scores into context, he delivered more perfect scores for 2009 than he gave for the 1982, 1990, 2000 and 2005 vintages combined.

Bordeaux Satellites, 2009

2009 was one of the greatest ever Bordeaux vintages.

The 2009 growing season saw relatively benign weather conditions, and consequently individual terroirs (the unique characters of vineyard sites) shone through rather than, say, a particularly hot year determining the style of wines.

As a result, many châteaux took full advantage of the opportunity to let their own style shine through their wines. Parker, said of the 2009 vintage that it was “unquestionably the greatest Bordeaux vintage I have ever tasted,” and awarded an unprecedented 19 wines (18 red, 1 white) his magical 100 point rating.

More often than not, Parker’s 100-point ratings are awarded to wines at the more expensive end of the spectrum. However, in 2009 Parker also identified several more relatively affordable wines.

2009 has topped off a successful millennium for Bordeaux, following the excellent 2000 and great 2005 vintages. And to put Parker’s 2009 scores into context, he delivered more perfect scores for 2009 than he gave for the 1982, 1990, 2000 and 2005 vintages combined.

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  1. Roc de Cambes, 2009

    Roc de Cambes, 2009

    Bourg, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2017-2025
    Reviewer Rating: 91 - Stephen Tanzer

    "...compellingly sweet and tactile, with intense ripe red fruit and chocolate flavors that last and last on the smooth, soft aftertaste. Good wine for the money..." Stephen Tanzer

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