Bordeaux 2009

2009 topped off a successful millennium for Bordeaux, following the excellent 2000 and great 2005 vintages. Robert Parker delivered more perfect scores for 2009 than he gave for the 1982, 1990, 2000 and 2005 vintages combined, commenting, “unquestionably the greatest Bordeaux vintage I have ever tasted".

In the Médoc and Graves, 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. The left bank showed greater consistency than the right: the Cabernet-based blends being tannic, structured and polished, with simply stunning balance.

2009 was also one of the greatest ever Bordeaux vintages for Saint-Émilion & Pomerol. The top dogs of Pomerol and Saint-Émilion were simply breathtaking, and the right bank in general produced many strong, powerful wines with enough fruit to sink a battleship.

 

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  1. Cadman Fine Wines Château Branaire-Ducru 2009 102181
    Château Branaire-Ducru 2009

    £75.00
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  2. Cadman Fine Wines Chateau Duhart-Milon, 2009 102180
    Chateau Duhart-Milon, 2009

    £90.00
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  3. Saint-Émilion Château Troplong Mondot 2009 102191
    Château Troplong Mondot 2009

    £130.00
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  4. Château MontRosé 2009 102176
    Château MontRosé 2009

    £225.00
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  5. Cadman Fine Wines Château Léoville Las Cases 2009 102178
    Château Léoville Las Cases 2009

    £240.00
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  6. Cadman Fine Wines Château Cos d'Estournel 2009 102175
    Château Cos d'Estournel 2009

    £250.00
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  7. Cadman Fine Wines Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2009 102177
    Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2009

    £250.00
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  8. Cadman Fine Wines Château Palmer 2009 102179
    Château Palmer 2009

    £295.00
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