Bordeaux 2009 Releases: Gloria, Beauregard and Moulin-St-Georges

It has been a busy morning, bringing several releases of note.

Gloria is great value in this vintage: approachable, yet, elegant, it is an excellent examples of the high quality of left-bank Cabernet in this vintage.

2009 Château Gloria, St-Julien
£285 per case of 12 bottles in bond

Open and attractive on the nose, with notes of succulent cassis. The palate is supple, with glossy, dark berry fruit characters and very ripe, well integrated tannins. Pleasing, elegant and highly-approachable style, this is an appealing Gloria that offers immense value in this vintage.
Drinking: 2015-2025

Moulin-St.Georges is owned by the Vauthier family of Château Ausone fame. Often a very smart buy – in 2009 it has turned in a hugely impressive performance, echoing the success of Ausone itself. Another highly recommended purchase.

2009 Château Moulin-St-Georges, Grand Cru St-Emilion
£297 per case of 12 bottles in bond

Scented and fragrant, with notes of crushed soft dark berry and cherry fruit. On the palate this is round, rich and mouthfilling, with a lovely freshness to the pure, dark berry fruit nature. Open and appealing, with fine-grained structural tannins and an evident mineral vein. An admirably concentrated
Moulin-St-Georges, with a good length. Very good indeed.
Drinking: 2015-2025

Beauregard is, as ever, one of the most keenly priced Pomerols. A popular wine with Lay & Wheeler customers, we believe this represents an excellent buy in this vintage.

2009 Château Beauregard, Pomerol
£297 per case of 12 bottles in bond
Classic on the nose, with notes of ripe red cherry, charcoal and cassis. The palate has a lovely depth and freshness that is only found in top vintages. Beautifully proportioned, with a floral lift to the long juicy finish. A plump, fragrant Pomerol that offers excellent value in this vintage.
Drinking: 2015-2022

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