Medoc crus classes 2009

1 4.6 5
Expectations were high for this vintage, and with few exceptions, they were met for our tasters, who said consumers can buy these consistent, opulent and robust wines with confidence. See the top 34 Outstanding and Highly Recommended wines here...
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Medoc 2009, Bordeaux 2009,
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Château d’Armailhac, Pauillac 5CC
Decanter average score: 17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 19 AG 16.5 SS 18
Lush, heady cassis and plum nose – exuberantly fruity. Fine lift and a lovely impression of lush fruit on the palate. A very fine, elegant Pauillac with a long life. This has real grandeur as well as depth of fruit and is built to last.
Price £35–£51 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Drink 2015–2040
Alc 13.5%
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier

Château d’Armailhac, Pauillac 5CC
Decanter average score: 17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 19 AG 16.5 SS 18
Lush, heady cassis and plum nose – exuberantly fruity. Fine lift and a lovely impression of lush fruit on the palate. A very fine, elegant Pauillac with a long life. This has real grandeur as well as depth of fruit and is built to last.
Price £35–£51 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Drink 2015–2040
Alc 13.5%
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier