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 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux 4CC
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 17.5 AG 16.5 SS 18
Very good concentration and depth of fruit, with a hint of violets behind. A touch soft on the palate – very concentrated and chocolatey – yet neither too heavy nor too extracted. A big wine for Margaux, but has freshness and flair.
Price £35–£50 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Drink 2016–2035
Alc 14%
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier

Château Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux 4CC
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 17.5 AG 16.5 SS 18
Very good concentration and depth of fruit, with a hint of violets behind. A touch soft on the palate – very concentrated and chocolatey – yet neither too heavy nor too extracted. A big wine for Margaux, but has freshness and flair.
Price £35–£50 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Drink 2016–2035
Alc 14%
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier