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 Gruaud Larose, St-Julien 2CC
Decanter average score: 18.25pts/20 (94/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 18.5 AG 18 SS 18
Intense smoky cassis and plum nose. Dense and concentrated palate but still with elegance and finesse, and a nice element of exotic spice. This shows admirable concentration and persistence.
Price £62–£95 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Drink 2015–2040
Alc 13.5%
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier

Château Gruaud Larose, St-Julien 2CC
Decanter average score: 18.25pts/20 (94/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 18.5 AG 18 SS 18
Intense smoky cassis and plum nose. Dense and concentrated palate but still with elegance and finesse, and a nice element of exotic spice. This shows admirable concentration and persistence.
Price £62–£95 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Drink 2015–2040
Alc 13.5%
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier