- Reserve de la Comtesse Pauillac 2009WA91$64.98Availability:In Stock91 Points! Made from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, the second wine, the 2009 Reserve de la Comtesse, exhibits notes of forest floor, white chocolate, licorice, black currants and vanillin-infused black cherries. It possesses a sweet, round, generous style given its high glycerin. Both the Reserve de la Comtesse and Pichon Lalande have about 13% alcohol, slightly lower than most Pauillacs achieved in 2009. Drink it over the next 10 years. - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (December 2011).Learn More
- Pichon Lalande Pauillac 2009DEC97JS96WA97$249.98Availability:In Stock97 Points! Roederer Estates had owned Pichon Comtesse for three years prior to the 2009 vintage, having taken over in 2006, with Gildas d'Ollone as managing director and Thomas Do-Chi-Nam as technical director. Together, they created a stunning, lyrical 2009 that just begs to be savoured. It’s ripe and intense, rippling with juicy blackberry and blackcurrant fruit and touches of violet on the nose. A beautifully balanced wine. Drinking Window 2021-2046. - Decanter
97 Points! Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a little reticent to begin, slowly giving way to notions of warm black cherries, blackcurrant cordial, stewed plums and sautéed herbs with hints of damp soil, tobacco and beef drippings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with tightly wound black fruit and earthy layers, framed by ripe, fine-grained tannins and lovely freshness making for a long, lively finish. Classic! Drink 2020-2053. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate
- Leoville Las Cases Saint Julien 2009 1.5L MagnumWA98$799.98Availability:In Stock98+ Points! The 2009 Leoville Las Cases may be the most open-knit and forward Las Cases I have tasted to date. Analytically, it is high in tannin and the alcohol is 13.8%, nearly a record at this estate. This blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc was showing brilliantly at the 2009 tasting I did in Hong Kong and at a later tasting. It boasts an inky/purple color, monumental concentration and lots of sweet, jammy black currant, black cherry and kirsch fruit intermixed with crushed rock and mineral notes. As always, proprietor Jean-Hubert Delon has built a massive wine with exceptional precision, unbelievable purity and aging potential of 40-50 years. I was surprised by the lusciousness of this cuvee on several occasions, and how much more forward it is given the fact that Las Cases can often be forebodingly backward and in need of 10-15 years of cellaring (at age 30, the 1982 is still a baby in terms of development!). The super-concentrated 2009 needs another 5-7 years before additional nuances emerge. This is a brilliant, full-throttle St.-Julien. Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #199, February 2012Learn More
- Moschioni Pignolo Colli Orientali del Friuli 2009WA92$64.98Availability:In Stock92 Points! The 2009 Friuli Colli Orientali Pignolo opens to a fragrant and floral bouquet with pressed rose petal, wild berry and cassis. On the nose, the wine appears much younger than it actually is. The quality of the fruit is vibrant and youthful. In the mouth, this Pignolo offers grit and determination with fine tannins and a medium build. It closes with smooth layers of richness and dark fruity intensity. Inspired by the distinct power and concentration that distinguish air-dried wines (made with the appassimento process), Michele Moschioni produces wines that are unlike any other in Friuli Venezia Giulia...Moschioni's wines offer extreme concentration and density. - Monica Larner, robertparker.comLearn More
- Michel Gaunoux Beaune 2009 Pre-ArrivalWA90$46.9890 Points! Open and expressive, the 2009 Beaune Village wafts from the glass with aromas of cherries, redcurrants, espresso roast, dried ceps and grilled squab. On the palate, it's supple, silky and medium-bodied, with juicy acids and a generous core of fruit that conceals its fine structuring tannins, concluding with a sapid finish. This is one of the most expressive recent renditions of Gaunoux's Beaune, a bottling that includes premiers crus Boucherottes and Epenottes. - William Kelley, robertparker.com, 2018Learn More
- Montrose Saint Estephe 2009 1.5L MagnumJS100WA100$799.98Availability:In Stock100 Points! Harvested between September 17 and October 5, this wine seems always open for business, so to speak, much like the great 1982s. The summer of 2009 was very hot and dry, which got the harvest off to a reasonably early start. The blend was 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Jean Bernard Delmas’ goal was to find perfect equilibrium between freshness and concentration, given its incredible opulence and the voluptuous character this vintage offered. That’s what this wine has in abundance. With an astounding dense purple color, the wine has velvety, sweet tannins, and an extremely open-knit and opulent blueberry, blackberry and creme de cassis nose. There is scorched earth, vanilla and, again, telltale licorice and spice. It is unctuously textured – thicker and juicier than the 2010 and more forward. This wine should come into its own in another five years. And again, it has at least 50+ years of aging potential. Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #214, August 2014Learn More
- Gilles Troullier Cotes Catalanes L'Esprit du Temps 2009JD95Special Price $19.98 Regular Price $45.00Availability:In Stock95 Points! Coming primarily from a two hectare plot of 80-100+ year-old vines, the 2009 Domaine Gilles Troullier Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes L'esprit du temps is an awesome wine! Made from 100% Grenache and aged 12 months in older demi-muids, its inky purple color is followed by a full-bodied, decadent wine that’s loaded with notions of black cherries, new saddle leather, licorice, and copious spice and spice-box like aromas. Incredibly pure and fresh on the palate, with superb underlying structure and a great finish, this blockbuster effort needs another year or three in the cellar, and will thrill for 12-15 years. It’s a seriously good bottle of wine and readers need to get on this producer’s bandwagon. - Jeb Dunnuck, Rhone ReportLearn More
- Michel Gaunoux Corton Renardes Grand Cru 2009 Pre-ArrivalBH95$129.9895 Points! An overtly sauvage nose features game-inflected aromas of dark berries, plum, floral and earth nuances that also exhibit a hint of smoke. Somewhat unusually, this is also quite finely detailed and while this is openly powerful, it's not at all rustic or tough though it is exceptionally tight and backward at present on the impeccably well-balanced finish. This is even more restrained than the Rugiens and like its stable mate, it's pointless to acquire this without the express intension of forgetting it in your cellar. That said, this offers fantastic upside potential to those who have the patience. - Allen Meadows, Burghound #46, 2012Learn More
- Michel Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru Grands Epenots 2009 Pre-ArrivalBH94$129.9894 Points! Discreet wood is almost lost on the densely fruited, closed and brooding nose of ripe red berry fruit liqueur, warm earth and anise. There is excellent freshness and verve to the big-bodied and concentrated flavors that despite the impressive size and weight are shaped by compact but refined tannins on the explosively long finish. This exceptionally promising effort is beautifully well-balanced and unapologetically built for the long-term. Outstanding. - Allen Meadows, Burghound #46Learn More
- Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina 2009WA99$179.98Availability:In Stock99 points-"In contrast (and almost as good), the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina is an extroverted, open and insanely perfumed effort that boasts killer blackberry and kirsch-styled fruit to go with layers of spring flowers, exotic spice and graphite. As are all of these efforts, it’s full-bodied, deeply concentrated and textured on the palate, with masses of sweet tannin. It will be better in a couple years and evolve gracefully for two decades, but it’s hard to resist right now."-Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate
- Mouton Rothschild 2009 3LiterWS98WA97$3,999.98Availability:In Stock98 Points- "This will always be a great contrast to the dark power of the 2010, sporting lush layers of fig, boysenberry and blackberry confiture, carried by velvety tannins, flowing through a long, anise-, tobacco- and cocoa-fueled finish. Not shy on grip, but much rounder and plusher in feel. Hard to resist now, but there's absolutely no rush.--Non-blind Mouton-Rothschild vertical (March 2017). Best from 2020 through 2050." Wine Spectator
- Lafleur Moranges Mathilde St. Emilion 2009$29.98Availability:In StockWine Advocate 92! The early-bottled (after about 10-12 months) 2009 Mathilde is meant to be something of a sexy fruit bomb style of St.-Emilion. It comes from 50-year-old vines and was bottled in July, 2011. It has been a beauty in other vintages so I’m not surprised it showed so well in 2009. With the alcohol at 14.5%, it possesses the tell-tale glycerin and rich sweetness that comes from the alcoholic warmth. It is 100% Merlot, which explains the gushing, exuberant black cherry and black currant fruit and hedonistic style of this wine.
- Louis Latour Aloxe Corton 1er Cru Les Chaillots 2009WS91$49.98Availability:In Stock91 Points! A rich, juicy style, featuring black cherry and blackberry flavors tinged with mineral and spice notes. This turns a little firm on the finish, but is balanced overall, with plenty of sweet fruit up front. Long, stony finish. Best from 2014 through 2024. - Bruce Sanderson, Wine SpectatorLearn More
- Jonata El Alma de Jonata 2009 Library ReleaseWA97Please proceed to checkout to reveal our lowest price.Special Price $149.98Availability:In Stock97 Points! The inky colored 2009 El Alma de Jonata, which was made from 70% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, is no less impressive, exhibiting rich, full notes of cigar, chocolate, tobacco leaf and crushed rock notes to go with a massively built, structured profile on the palate. Very full-bodied and one big wine, it can be enjoyed now or cellared for a decade. Drink now-2023. - Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.comLearn More
- Gravner Ribolla Gialla Venezia Giulia 2009VM93$79.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! Deep orangy-yellow color. Pure, highly complex aromas of lemon, winter melon, apricot jelly, crushed stone, minerals and iris. Then juicy, tight and sharply delineated, with very fresh, dry, mineral-driven flavors of lemon, orchard fruit and mint. With aeration, this revealed its underlying richness even more and without losing any of its grip or precision. Fermented in amphoras with indigenous yeasts and no temperature control, it spent five months in buried amphoras, then six years in large oak barrels. An outstanding orange wine: Gravner should consider opening a school to teach many of his colleagues all over the world how to correctly make such wines.