After an early start to growth, weather conditions in August and at the beginning of September caused slow ripening, making it possible to focus on freshness and ensure long ageing. Since the grapes were disease-free and perfectly ripe, harvesting could be carried out with full attention to detail. These wines are dense with beautiful fruity aromas and delicate grilled hints. The wines are dense, well balanced and have very elegant freshness.
The 2010 vintage of Chateau d’Issan 2010, classified under the Margaux appellation, appears as concentrated as the 2009, but with a vivacity, a fresh aroma and a much higher degree of richness. This great wine of the Margaux appellation presents a subtle and deep nose. The attack on the palate is broad and generous. This wine is ample, bold and powerful, while maintaining a beautiful elegance and a coated finish typical of the great Margaux wines.
The 2007 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has a bright ruby red color. On the nose, this wine presents a wonderful aromatic complexity with a touch of black berries and cherry aromas trimmed with spices, vanilla and liquorices. On the palate, this velvety, well concentrated wine shows a nice fruit extract. It is a very charming wine with silky tannins and beautiful harmony.
The medium-bodied 2011 Lynch Bages possesses a saturated ruby/purple color as well as beautiful creme de cassis notes, a generous, concentrated, well-made, medium to full-bodied style and supple tannins. A successful effort in 2011, it should be drinkable in 3-4 years and last for 15+. It is a sleeper of the vintage.
“Robert Parker Jr “
This vintage benefitted from weather conditions that contributed to the production of perfectly ripe grapes. These wines are bright ink black. On the nose, the ripe fruit aromas are fresh, not jammy. Pure red cherries, raspberries, and blackberries. On the palate they display lovely concentration with substance, but are in no way heavy. Their silky tannins balance perfectly with their supple richness. These wines are powerfull and concentrated, but velvet smooth and subtle too.
Deep ruby in color, espresso bean, caramel, earth, smoke. Boysenberry, floral and black cherry aromas lead to a full bodied, rich, round, plush Margaux
Ageing Potential 2020 – 2040
The 2009 Mouton Rothschild has a striking label from Anish Kapoor. The wine is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot that begs comparison as a young wine with what the 1982 tasted like in 1985 or, I suspect, what the 1959 may have tasted like in 1962. Representing 50% of their production, the wine has an inky purple color to the rim and not terribly high alcohol for a 2009 (13.2%), but that is reflected by the high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a remarkable nose of lead pencil shavings, violets, creme de cassis and subtle barrique smells. It is stunningly opulent, fat, and super-concentrated, but the luxurious fruit tends to conceal some rather formidable tannins in the finish. This is an amazing wine that will be slightly more drinkable at an earlier age than I thought from barrel, but capable of lasting 50 or more years. Kudos to the Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and the entire Mouton team, lead by Monsieur Dalhuin.
(Robert Parker – Wine Advocate – February 2012)
The low yield of the vine promotes the ripening of the Cabernet Sauvignon, of a stunning precision. They come naturally to equilibrate with the roundness of the Merlot, to deliver a wine of classic style with elegant finesse. Still slightly on the reserve, Cos d’Estournel 2008 with beautiful freshness rounds gradually, the powerful notes permitting the appearance of a bright fruit.
Almost black in colour, Château Pichon Lalande 2007 gives aromas of cherry, brioche and violet. This fragrant and powerful wine is bursting with fruit, flower and spice notes.
The 2006 Troplong Mondot displays a magnificent, deep ruby colour. A nose of red berry fruit with hints of toast followed by fruit kernels, almonds and finally a touch of menthol and liquorice that is characteristic of the terroir. Fruit, freshness and oak make up a harmonious balance on the nose. On the palate, there is red berry fruit again and lovely freshness, good structure and vigour, cherries and kirsch. A long, full wine: a great, classic vintage for Troplong Mondot.
Closed but promising, this is a tannic, masculine style of wine in 2006, with an inky bluish/purple color as well as aromas of incense, charcoal, smoked meats, and the classic creme de cassis that one finds in the top Pauillacs. The aromatics are still retrained, but the wine is full-bodied in the mouth, tannic, backward, and set for a relatively long life. This is not one of the profound wines from Pichon Longueville Baron, but it is certainly a top-flight success for the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028.
Chưa thực sự gợi mở nhưng đầy hứa hẹn, niên vụ 2006 có chất tannin mạnh, nam tính, với màu rượu tím đen như mực cũng như hương thơm củatrầm, của than củi, thịt hun khói, và mùi nho đen cổ điển mà ta hay thấy ở trong các chai rượu hàng đầu của tiểu vùng Pauillac. Mùi hương vẫn còn tiềm ẩn, nhưng rượu mạnh mẽ, vị chát đậm cổ điển, khiến cho rượu có thể tàng trữ tương đối lâu dài.Đây không phải là một trong những chai rượu vang sâu sắc nhất của nhà Pichon Longueville Baron, nhưng nó chắc chắn là một niên vụ thành công so với các Chateau khác của tiểu vùng Pauilac. Thời gian trưởng thành dự kiến:2014-2028.
2009 Château Beychevelle displays not only finesse and balance, but also enormous power. It can undoubtedly be considered as one of the estate’s historic vintages, and we will be delighted to compare it
with other great years.
Black fruit, sweet spices, and light tobacco; rounded on the palate, Château Beychevelle 2009 is characterized by finesse and balance.
Revealing incredible quality and performing better than it did from barrel, the 2009 appears to be the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron since the 1990 and 1989. An amazing opaque blue/purple color is followed by scents of spring flowers, graphite, smoky charcoal, incense, blackberries, blueberries and hints of coffee and chocolate. Incredibly intense, pure and flawlessly constructed with extravagant layers of fruit and richness, this offering has developed beautifully under the management of Christian Seeley. It is a voluptuous, opulent Pichon Longueville Baron that may eclipse anything they have made in the past. This brilliant wine should be at its peak between 2018 and 2045.
Chất lượng thật đáng kinh ngạc và nó có thể còn ngon hơn so với chính nó khi vẫn đang trong thùng gỗ sồi, năm 2009 dường như là niên vụ suất sắc nhất của nhà Pichon Longueville Baron kể từ năm 1990 và năm 1989. Rượu có màu sắc tím xanh đậm tuyệt vời , với mùi hương của hoa cỏ mùa xuân, than chì, than củi, hương dâu rừng, quả việt quất, thoang thoảng mùi cà phê và sô cô la. Cấu trúc mạnh mẽ, tinh khiết và hoàn hảo, phức hợp với các vị phong phú của trái cây , chai Pichon Longueville Baron này đã phát triển rất tốt đẹp dưới sự quản lý của Chuyên gia làm rượu Christian Seeley. Chai Pichon Longueville Baron 2009 là một chai vang đầy đặn và gợi cảm, có thể làm lu mờ bất cứ điều gì họ đã làm trong quá khứ. Chai rượu vang tuyệt vời này sẽ đạt đến đỉnh điểm giữa năm 2018 và năm 2045.