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 Talbot, St-Julien 4CC
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 18 AG 17 SS 16
Elegant new oak marks the nose, as well as stylish cassis fruit. Evidence of tightly knit, ripe fruit on the palate. Quite dense – the tannins are present but ripe and the acidity correct. Poised and long, with fine potential; will come out of its shell.
Price £37–£57 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Drink 2015–2030
Alc 13.5%
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier

Château Talbot, St-Julien 4CC
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 18 AG 17 SS 16
Elegant new oak marks the nose, as well as stylish cassis fruit. Evidence of tightly knit, ripe fruit on the palate. Quite dense – the tannins are present but ripe and the acidity correct. Poised and long, with fine potential; will come out of its shell.
Price £37–£57 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Drink 2015–2030
Alc 13.5%
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier