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2009 Cantenac-Brown Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Margaux - Red - Third Growth

France - Bordeaux - Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend - Third Growth
IWC 89(+?)
WS 92
WA 90
JR 16
Drink Dates
Comm: 2015-2028 WA: 2019-2049 WS: 2013-2023
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IWC 89(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 163

Full ruby-red. Brooding aromas of blackberry, espresso and licorice complicated by truffley underbrush. Then intensely flavored, juicy and tight, dominated today by its firm tannic spine and sound acidity. Quite primary in a positive way, this rather backward wine may merit a 90-point rating with five or six years of cellaring.

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JR 16
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2016-2023

Sweet and a little stodgy on the nose. Competent but the tannins are a bit obvious and edgy and the finish slightly rustic. Ungracious and not very Margaux.

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WA 90
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 199
Drink Dates 2019-2049

Tasted twice in Bordeaux, I must say that whatever was shown to me in cask certainly did not appear to be performing as well from bottle. It could be just that the wine has closed down, but I had thought this was an extraordinary wine and one of the big time sleepers of the vintage. The tannins have taken hold, and although the wine is still outstanding, any hopes of achieving a mid-90 point score, as I had hoped, seem highly questionable. Dense ruby/purple with notes of graphite, blackberries and forest floor, the wine is full-bodied, powerful, excruciatingly tannic and closed, and that may be why itâÂ?Â?s not showing as well as I predicted. Certainly, this was the biggest discrepancy between barrel and bottle that I saw in the vintage, but the wine is still outstanding, just not profound. It will be interesting to revisit this wine in a number of years. Forget it for 7-8 years and drink it over the following 30.

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WS 92
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2013-2023

This is perfumy and very pure, with lovely lilac and blackberry aromas followed by plum, cassis and black cherry fruit. The supple finish is caressed with toast that leaves a lingering, perfumy feel.

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Author alphajet
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 87.719%
Tasted On 12/05/2010
Drink Dates 2015-2028
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