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, Chateau Batailley
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Château Batailley, Pauillac 5CC
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 17.5 AG 18 SS 16
Rich, rewarding, deep aroma of ripe black fruit. Good natural fruit and middle sweetness with tannins well hidden beneath layers of satiny, luscious fruit. Suspect this is closing up now and it needs a good few years to unfurl.
Price £37–£48 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Drink 2014–2040
Alc 13.5%
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier

Château Batailley, Pauillac 5CC
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 17.5 AG 18 SS 16
Rich, rewarding, deep aroma of ripe black fruit. Good natural fruit and middle sweetness with tannins well hidden beneath layers of satiny, luscious fruit. Suspect this is closing up now and it needs a good few years to unfurl.
Price £37–£48 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Drink 2014–2040
Alc 13.5%
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier

Medoc 2009, Bordeaux 2009,
Medoc 2009, Bordeaux 2009,
Medoc 2009, Bordeaux 2009, Chateau Batailley
Medoc 2009, Bordeaux 2009,
Medoc 2009, Bordeaux 2009,