The 2009 Grand-Puy Ducasse shows a small reduction at first, a slightly metallic note that fortunately ebbs away to reveal pleasant baked cherries, tobacco and light graphite aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin that feels a little drier than its peers. Slightly rustic in style with a conservative finish. Expected more. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030
Robert Parker 92
Aromas of blackberries, unsmoked cigar tobacco and cedar/sagebrush jump from the glass of this dense purple-hued Pauillac. Full-bodied with more depth and richness than usual as well as moderate tannins, this potential sleeper of the vintage offers 15-20 years of aging potential. Moreover, it is modestly priced. Purchasers should give it 4-5 years of cellaring and enjoy it over the following two decades.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2036
Tasted blind. Very ripe nose â€“ almost ChÃ¢teauneuf-like! Big and bold. No shy, retiring flower. Decidedly brassy. Rather a hot finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2036