2009 Chateau Palmer, Margaux, 3eme GCC

2009 Chateau Palmer, Margaux, 3eme GCC

2010 Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien

2010 Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien

2009 Ch Haut-Brion 1er Cru, Pessac-Leognan

A$2,067.90
Availability: In stock
SKU
HAUBRI096
100

What a blockbuster effort! Atypically powerful, one day, the 2009 Haut-Brion may be considered to be the 21st century version of the 1959. It is an extraordinarily complex, concentrated effort made from a blend of 46% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc with the highest alcohol ever achieved at this estate, 14.3%. Even richer than the perfect 1989, with similar technical numbers although slightly higher extract and alcohol, it offers up a sensational perfume of subtle burning embers, unsmoked cigar tobacco, charcoal, black raspberries, wet gravel, plums, figs and blueberries. There is so much going on in the aromatics that one almost hesitates to stop smelling it. However, when it hits the palate, it is hardly a letdown. This unctuously textured, full-bodied 2009 possesses low acidity along with stunning extract and remarkable clarity for a wine with a pH close to 4.0. The good news is that there are 10,500 cases of the 2009, one of the most compelling examples of Haut-Brion ever made. It requires a decade of cellaring and should last a half century or more. Readers who have loved the complexity of Haut-Brion should be prepared for a bigger, richer, more massive wine, but one that does not lose any of its prodigious aromatic attractions.


The 2009 Haut-Brion is deep garnet colored and slightly closed and shy to begin, slowly unfurling to reveal sensuous notions of warm blackberries, plum preserves, mulberries and blackcurrant cordial with touches of star anise, mocha and damp soil. Full-bodied, taut and tightly wound in the mouth, the palate delivers mouth-coating black fruit and mineral layers with a very firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins, finishing long and earthy. This needs time!

100 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown robertparker.com


More Information
Product/Service Sold Out No
En Primeur No
New Arrivals No
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Traditional
Country France
Region Pessac-Leognan
Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vintage 2009
Bottle Size 750ml
Wine Points 100
Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account