More Merlot has been planted up in the northern Médoc, which suits the quite clayey soils, and complete ripening helps the Cabernets, which historically have been quite lean, but not so in 2009. Overall, a good to very good range of wines which show well the investment and effort the committed owners are making. These wines will open up after a year in bottle as the tannins are ripe, yet will surprise by how well some of them will develop. Overall, a confident performance, especially from gravelly soils with a view over the Gironde Estuary. Steven Spurrier

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