Robert Parker 88
To be honest, I was anticipating a better showing from Clos Haut Peyraguey. The nose of the 2009 does not quite possess the vivacity and clarity of its peers, although there are attractive waxy scents emerging with aeration. The palate is well-balanced, lighter and more feminine in style than its peers, while the tincture of caramel towards the finish suggests that this will be one of the shorter-lived 2009s? I will seek to re-taste this.
Bernard Magrezâ€™s name is mentioned seven times on the labels â€“ plus his photograph. Tasted blind. Deep orangey gold. Very cheesey nose. Then very sweet, rather soft and floral palate. Not quite refreshing enough.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2026