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Saturday, 20 October 2012

2009 Bordeaux, Spesialbutikkslipp Oktober 2012


The wines below was tasted at Vinmonopolet prior to the release in the special shops next week.  The tasting notes below are of all wines tasted, in the order they were tasted.


2009 Château Casse-Spleen:

9850001 (315,20) Deep ruby. Cassis, vanilla, somewhat floral.  Fresh acidity, ripe, up front, ripe texture, fruity and good length. Great buy. 89



2009 Château Sociando-Mallet:

6739401 (452,20) Deep ruby. Cassis, slightly herbal, vanilla and coffee. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, mouthwatering and refreshing, even if somewhat sweet. Slightly warm finish. 88


2009 Château Magdelaine:
9962701 (721,70) Deep ruby. Rich nose, massive, fruit-driven, intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, sweet and up front. long finish. 91

2009 Château Latour a Pomerol:
9962201 (811,70) Deep ruby. Layered, nuanced, rich but light and transparent in a way. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant fruit and lovely balance. Superb length. 93+

2009 Château La Fleur- Petrus:
9962501 (1011,70) Deep ruby. Floral, blueberries, intense, rich yet layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, transparent structure but slightly warm on top. Long and rich finish. 92

2009 Château Trotanoy:
9962301 (1629,-) Deep ruby. Deep blueberries, some vanilla and slightly floral nose. Some white chocolate and slightly scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, tight, velvety texture, pure feel and very long. 14,5 alcohol feels integrated, but served ever so slightly chilled. 94

2009 Château La Conseillante:
9849301 (1704,60) Deep ruby. Blueberries, vanilla, floral, layered, scented and seductive. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, excellent texture and structure, fruit- driven but nuanced and the minerals play in the background. Very long. 96

2009 Domaine de Chevalier:
9849601 (641,70) Deep ruby. Tight. Cassis, vanilla, some smokey notes. herbs behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, but needs time, not quite together right now. 91

2009 Château Haut- Bailly:
9828001 (1004,-) Deep ruby. Fruity and up front nose, subdued minerals, cassis, vanilla and a faint hint of tobacco. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and very long. 93

2009 Château Lascombes:
9827901 (811,20) Deep ruby. Rich cassis and somewhat coffee and floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant fruit and very fruit forward. Long finish. 91

2009 Château Brane- Cantenac:
9850401 (616,20) Deep ruby. Intense and scented nose, floral, some mint. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant fruit. Layered and complex, superb length. 93

2009 Château Rausan-Ségla: 
9827801 (811,20) Deep ruby. Deep, chocolate, cassis and blueberries nose. Vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and rich. Long length. 93

2009 Château Kirwan:
9849901 (516,30)  Deep ruby. Cassis, slightly scented, tight and fruit- driven. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh palate, fruity, very long. 93

2009 Château Palmer:
200601 (2562,-) Deep ruby. Deep notes of cassis, scented, layered and complex. Enormous complexity. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, superb texture and structure, very long. Amazing wine. 96

2009 Château Les Ormes de Pez:
9829101 (349,90) Deep ruby. Rich cassis nose, some vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruit forward and good length. 88

2009 Château Montrose: 
9826801 (1360,20) Deep ruby. Deep cassis, intense, vanilla, fruit-driven. Layered and complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and superb balance. Very long finish. 95

2009 Château Lalande-Borie:
9809701 (336,50) Deep ruby. Scented nose of red berries, cassis and some herbs. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing body, fairly elegant. Good length. 88

2009 Château Langoa-Barton:
9829401 (672,60) Deep ruby. Layered nose of cassis, violets, ripe raspberries and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, mouthwatering, elegant, long and refreshing finish. 93

2009 Château Gruaud-Larose:
9827701 (572,60) Deep ruby. Floral, scented, deep fruits, generous cassis, violets and cherries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, superb texture, lively and refreshing, very long finish. 94

2009 Château Léoville Barton:
9875701 (777,60) Deep ruby. Layered and complex but very shut and restrained. Violets and cassis. Fresh acidity, elegant, classicaly refreshing, together and superb. Very long. 94

2009 Château Léoville Las Cases:
9880201 (2600,20) Deep ruby. Cassis, scented, intense and deep. Layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, mouthwatering if subdued and somewhat closed and tight now. Refreshing and opulent. Keeping some of its secrets. Very long. 95

2009 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou:
9826901 (2188,90) Deep ruby. Rich, opulent cassis and red fruits nose. Scented, layered and complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, mouthwatering and velvety texture,  superb structure. Seductive and long. 95

2009 Château Grand Puy Ducasse:
9827501 (374,90) Deep ruby. Cassis and some bell peppers with blackberries nose. Fresh acidity, tight tannins, leaner body. Good length. Excellent value. 89+

2009 Château d'Armailhac:
9828301 (435,10) Deep ruby. Cassis, somewhat scented, vanilla, quite open. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fine fruit but slightly drying finish. Maybe not a perfect bottle. 91

2009 Château Lynch Bages:
9827301 (946,90) Deep ruby. Cassis, vanilla, intense and complex nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and intense palate, long. 93

2009 Château Pontet-Canet:
9827101 (949,-) Deep ruby. Massive, rich cassis and blueberries nose. Tight now. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, massive fruit, ripe feel and very long. 94

2009 Château Lafite Rothschild:
9895201 (6193,90) Deep ruby. Layered, scented, cassis, blueberries, vanilla, imensely layered and complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, superb texture and structure, subdued yet rich, nuanced yet all in a ball. Full harmony, refreshing and incredibly long. 99

2009 Château Latour: 
9875801 (6721,50) Deep ruby. Very deep ruby. Scented cassis, mint, vanilla, nose is never ending. Complex and layered as none. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, powerfull, opulent, consentrated yet refined. Exceptional length. 100

The two wines below was not tasted at the Monopoly tasting but has been tasted in the last two weeks, and therefore included here.

2009 Château Margaux:
6739601 (6704,50) (Tasted at Ch. Margaux) Deep ruby. Such layers, so seductive and very complex nose. Floral, perfumed and pure fruit. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, layered and transparent, refined as few, seemless and extremelly long. 100

2009 Château Petrus:
9964401 (19175,-) (Tasted at Strøm). Deep ruby. Intense nose, massive layers of fruit and floral notes, but still transparent. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, seductive, youthful and vanilla (oak) is slightly up front in the finish at this stage. Powerful Petrus, exceptional length. 99

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