Bordeaux 2009 - Graves & Pessac-Léognan (red)

The northern Graves, Pessac-Léognan, often falls between the two stools of the Libournais, with its early ripening Merlot, and the Médoc, with its late-ripening Cabernet. Sometimes there is a hint of greenness to the reds due to the higher proportion of Cabernet Franc than in the Médoc, which ripens less well on the cooler soils of the Left Bank. 2009 brought ripeness for both the Cabernets, which kept their elegance to blend well with the more earthy Merlots, producing wines with vigour and freshness. Steven Spurrier

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Chateau Haut-Brion, 1er Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Saint-Jean-des-Graves, Graves

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Magneau, Graves

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau de Chantegrive, Graves

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Ferrande, Graves

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Rahoul, Graves

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Brown, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau de Rochemorin, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Branon, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Gazin-Rocquencourt, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

La Chapelle de la Mission-Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Bouscaut, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognon

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Carbonnieux, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognon

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Domaine de Chevalier, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau de Fieuzal, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau de France, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Haut-Bailly, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau la Louviere, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Larrivet-Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Latour-Martillac, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Olivier, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Pape-Clement, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Picque-Caillou, Pessac-Leognan

Chateau Picque-Caillou N/A N/A 2009

Chateau la Mission Haut-Brion, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Clos Marsalette, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Couhins-Lurton, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau La Garde, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau de Cruzeau, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Couhins-Lurton, Pessac-Leognan

N/A N/A N/A 2009