Château Tronquoy Lalande Saint Estephe 2009
This historic property has been highly regarded for over a century, and produced a stunning 2009 under new ownership. Tronquoy Lalande is made under the guidance of Jean-Bernard Delmas, who made every Haut-Brion between 1961 and 2003. Delmas was coaxed out of retirement to apply his talents in St.-Estephe. Planted ... more
Château Larose Trintaudon Haut Médoc 2009
The first vines at Chateau Larose-Trintaudon were planted in 1838 by Henry Delaroze, mayor of Saint-Laurent, when he created a vineyard on the parcel known as the 'tènement de Trintaudon', a gravelly hillside perfect for Bordeaux varieties. Known for its supple, straightforward style for centuries, the estate has been producing ... more
Château Branaire Ducru Duluc de Branaire Ducru 2009
Since the mid-1990's, fourth growth Branaire Ducru in Saint Julien has been producing this second label named Duluc de Branaire Ducru. We tasted and loved this 2009 with its deep yet polished style. The vineyard is planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. more
Espirit de Pavie Bordeaux 2009
Gérard Perse, the owner of the famous Châteaux Pavie, Pavie-Decesse, Monbousquet and Bellevue-Mondotte, has created a new wine called Esprit de Pavie with a Bordeaux AOC. Typically made from 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine exudes the spirit of the Right Bank of Bordeaux which ... more
Château Sociando Mallet Haut Médoc 2009
Planted to 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the vineyard is superbly situated overlooking the Gironde River. The style of the wine is one of inky black color, loads of concentration and plenty of tannin. 'Sociando-Mallet is the poster child for what cru bourgeois estates ... more
Château Puygueraud Cotes de Francs 2009
This is a beautifully textured, lovely, opulent Merlot-based red. The bouquet offers up aromas of coffee, black currants, cherries, flowers and minerals. This Thienpont-owned vineyard (who also own Le Pin and Vieux Chateau Certan) was one of the first to bring attention to this lesser known appellation - Côtes de ... more
Château Fonplégade Saint Emilion 2009
This American-owned St.-Emilion has become a showcase estate whose wine quality has soared over recent vintages such as 2005, 2009 and 2010. The vineyard is situated on the lower hillsides of St.-Emilion where the soils are a mixture of gravel, clay and decomposed limestone. At its best, Fonplegade exhibits a dense purple ... more
Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion Le Blason de Larrivet Haut-Brion 2009
In 1840, the vineyard of Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion was first mentioned among the first growths of the Pessac-Léognan region. Located adjacent to the illustrious Haut-Bailly, this estate has an excellent terroirof pure gravelly soil in the southern section of Graves. Larrivet-Haut-Brion is well known in European wine circles but ... more
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