The reserve wine from this estate offers ripe red and black berry fruit, a fair lick of oak and some wood spice too. There are some tight knit tannins and great length. Drink it over the next 5 or so years. Pair it with red meats off the barbecue.
Andre Lurton, one of the great names in Bordeaux inherited this 120ha estate. He uses it to make classic old school claret that offer great value for Bordeaux lovers.
Merlot – It gets a tough time most of the places it is grown. But in Pomerol and Saint-Emilion Merlot not only dominates but makes some of the best wines in the world. Perfume, silky and plush. Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon season the wines with structure and acid but in some places, like Petrus they are almost not needed.
2009 – Having tasted a few vintages of Bordeaux in my time I have no doubt that this will be one of the best in the modern era. I feel that 2010 is on a par for different reasons and 2005 exceeds them both, but it is a small margin.