Medoc crus classes 2009

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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 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien 4CC
Decanter average score: 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 17.5 AG 16.5 SS 18.5
Rich, powerful, oaky nose, with brooding black cherry and blackberry fruit, already showing elegance and fragrance. Highly concentrated, chocolatey and spicy, with superb structure and depth. Formidable.
Price £49–£64 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Drink 2015–2040
Alc 13.5%
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier

Château Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien 4CC
Decanter average score: 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 17.5 AG 16.5 SS 18.5
Rich, powerful, oaky nose, with brooding black cherry and blackberry fruit, already showing elegance and fragrance. Highly concentrated, chocolatey and spicy, with superb structure and depth. Formidable.
Price £49–£64 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Drink 2015–2040
Alc 13.5%
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier

Medoc 2009, Bordeaux 2009,
Medoc 2009, Bordeaux 2009,
Medoc 2009, Bordeaux 2009,
Medoc 2009, Bordeaux 2009,
Medoc 2009, Bordeaux 2009,