Fine Wine: Bordeaux Vintage 2009 Horizontal
Bordeaux is the most recognised wine region in the world commanding the world's highest prices at the top-end. These highest-quality wines are often sold and re-sold as investment stock and rarely enjoyed as they should be. It is from the Left-Bank, named so as it is the area lying to the left of the Gironde River, that hosts some of the finest Chateaux in villages such as Pauillac, Margaux, Saint-Estephe and Saint-Julien. This is where the Cabernet Sauvignon grape is king found as the predominate grape variety in the red blends of the area. This is one the greatest grape varieties in the world for 'laying-down' improving with age. Usually a minimum of 8 years from the great estates is needed hence why we are hosting a 2009 tasting - these wines are just opening up for our enjoyment!
You will taste 8 examples from the highly acclaimed 2009 vintage rated as a 'great vintage' by Clive Coates MW and classifying it as one of the best vintages in the past 30 years. Robert Parker Jr awared 16 of the 2009 wines the perfect 100 point score in 2010 stating that "2009 may turn out to be the finest vintage I have tasted in 32 years of covering Bordeaux" and "the peaks of quality in 2009 may turn out to be historic."
2009 Wines on Tasting (9):
- Château Moulin-Riche, Saint-Julien RRP £30
- Château Clauzet, Saint-Estèphe RRP £30
- Segla Margaux RRP £45
- Château Batailley, Pauillac RRP £45
- Croix de Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien RRP £35
- Château Tronquoy Lalande, Saint-Estèphe RRP£45
- Château Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc RRP £40
- Réserve de la Comtesse, Pauillac (out of magnum) RRP £90
- Chateau Brane Cantenac, Margaux (out of magnum) RRP £130 - NEWLY ADDED!
This is a wonderful tasting and an excellent opportunity to taste Bordeaux at its' best.
Do not miss!
Places remaining: 23
Course Date/Time: Tue 18th Sep 2018 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Fulham Wine Cellars