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 Grand-Puy Ducasse, Pauillac 5CC
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts) 
Individual judge’s scores: SB 17 AG 17.5 SS 17
Lush plum and black cherry nose, with a good dose of new oak. Spicy notes from the oak and firm but ripe tannins dominate the palate. Fine weight of fruit to counter the youthful rawness. Tannins still present but will provide back-up to good, classic evolution.
Price £25–£42 Averys, Balthazar, Fine & Rare, Millesima, Slurp, Vanquish, The Wine Shop UK
Drink 2016-2035
Alc 13%
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier

Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, Pauillac 5CC
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts) 
Individual judge’s scores: SB 17 AG 17.5 SS 17
Lush plum and black cherry nose, with a good dose of new oak. Spicy notes from the oak and firm but ripe tannins dominate the palate. Fine weight of fruit to counter the youthful rawness. Tannins still present but will provide back-up to good, classic evolution.
Price £25–£42 Averys, Balthazar, Fine & Rare, Millesima, Slurp, Vanquish, The Wine Shop UK
Drink 2016-2035
Alc 13%
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier

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Medoc 2009, Bordeaux 2009,
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