2009

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95 points James Suckling: Very chalky, oyster shell aromas and chardonnay’s signature, fine citrus fruit leading the way on the nose in restrained style. The palate has the same, intense, chalky, oyster-shell flavors. Very minerally with fresh, bready pastry and a long, dry finish. Could use some… ...
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Geoffroy/Rene Brut Champagne Volupte 1er Cru 2009  (#333141)

Vintage Sparkling Wine from Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France

95 points James Suckling: Very chalky, oyster shell aromas and chardonnay’s signature, fine citrus fruit leading the way on the nose in restrained style. The palate has the same, intense, chalky, oyster-shell flavors. Very minerally with fresh,…

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95 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): A pure expression of Nebbiolo... This is a wine of utmost grace and elegance that gives you pause for reflection and awe... Delicate tones of cassis and wild rose are followed by faint nuances of ash and stone. The wine is fermented on the skins for 49 days.… ...
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ArPePe Valtellina Superiore Inferno Riserva Sesto Canto 2009  (#333808)

Nebbiolo from Lombardia, Italy

95 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): A pure expression of Nebbiolo... This is a wine of utmost grace and elegance that gives you pause for reflection and awe... Delicate tones of cassis and wild rose are followed by faint nuances of ash and stone…

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98 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): I tasted a bottle of the 2009 Único blind and was taken by the freshness, the red fruit notes and the Burgundian-like characteristics of this vintage, which on paper was quite warm and dry. With time in the glass the Único opened up and got closer to the… ...
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Vega Sicilia unico Ribera del Duero 2009  (#334030)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Ribera del Duero, Spain

98 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): I tasted a bottle of the 2009 Único blind and was taken by the freshness, the red fruit notes and the Burgundian-like characteristics of this vintage, which on paper was quite warm and dry. With time in the…

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93 points Tim Atkin, MW: (13%) 'We don’t want people to notice the vintage variation,' says Maria-José López de Heredia, but notice it they will in the switch from cool 2008 to much more Mediterranean 2009. This savoury, spicy blend of Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha and 5% each of Mazuelo and… ...
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Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Cubillo Crianza 2009  (#701944)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain

93 points Tim Atkin, MW: (13%) 'We don’t want people to notice the vintage variation,' says Maria-José López de Heredia, but notice it they will in the switch from cool 2008 to much more Mediterranean 2009. This savoury, spicy blend of Tempranillo…

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95+ points Ian D'Agata (Vinous): Fully saturated inky ruby. Superb nuance and lift to the aromas of raspberry, kirsch, violet, licorice pastille and sweet spices. Wonderfully sappy and energetic in the mouth, with outstanding energy and lift to its red and darker fruit, floral and mineral flavors.… ...
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Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneto Alto TB 2009  (#332954)

Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy

95+ points Ian D'Agata (Vinous): Fully saturated inky ruby. Superb nuance and lift to the aromas of raspberry, kirsch, violet, licorice pastille and sweet spices. Wonderfully sappy and energetic in the mouth, with outstanding energy and lift to its…

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97 points Tim Atkin, MW: Following on from the 2005 and 2007 releases, this is another stylish, complex, world-class red from Vicente Cebrián and María Vargas, with 19% Mazuelo providing the backbone of this ageworthy wine. The heat of the vintage has put plenty of flesh on the bones, complementing… ...
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Marques de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009  (#333969)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain

97 points Tim Atkin, MW: Following on from the 2005 and 2007 releases, this is another stylish, complex, world-class red from Vicente Cebrián and María Vargas, with 19% Mazuelo providing the backbone of this ageworthy wine. The heat of the vintage…

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95 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: Combining finesse and structure, this impressive wine opens with fantastic scents of new leather, woodland berry, baking spice and balsamic notes. A blend of Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina, the enticing palate doles out juicy black cherry, raspberry and… ...
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Le Piane Boca 2009  (#328917)

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

95 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: Combining finesse and structure, this impressive wine opens with fantastic scents of new leather, woodland berry, baking spice and balsamic notes. A blend of Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina, the enticing…

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96 points James Suckling: This shows the ripeness and intensity of the vintage with truffles and hints of tea. Full body, layered and beautiful. Flavorful finish. Drink now or hold. (7/25/17) ...
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Muga Rioja Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2009  (#333782)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Spain

96 points James Suckling: This shows the ripeness and intensity of the vintage with truffles and hints of tea. Full body, layered and beautiful. Flavorful finish. Drink now or hold. (7/25/17)

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93 points Wine Enthusiast: Even at nine years old, this wine is only just mature. It still has citrus fruit flavors and a crisp texture. At the same time it offers rich spice, pepper and a toasty character that is cut with citrus acidity. Kept in an underground tank until bottling in December 2017,… ...
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Haut Bourg Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu Origines 2009  (#333508)

Melon de Bourgogne from Muscadet, Loire, France

93 points Wine Enthusiast: Even at nine years old, this wine is only just mature. It still has citrus fruit flavors and a crisp texture. At the same time it offers rich spice, pepper and a toasty character that is cut with citrus acidity. Kept in an…

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96 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): (74% cabernet franc): Deep ruby-red. Vibrant nose offers cassis, blackberry, licorice, minerals, tobacco leaf and violet. Rich, tactile and deep, offering outstanding energy for the vintage. Boasts a rare combination of explosive fruit intensity… ...
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Verite Le Desir Sonoma County 2009  (#317438)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Sonoma County, California

96 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): (74% cabernet franc): Deep ruby-red. Vibrant nose offers cassis, blackberry, licorice, minerals, tobacco leaf and violet. Rich, tactile and deep, offering outstanding energy for the vintage.…

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97 points James Suckling: This is a driven and super tight Gran Reserva with dark berries and hints of spice and cedar. A spicy red-pepper undertone and some dried flowers. Full to medium body, integrated tannins and a superb finish. A great wine. Available in September 2018. A wine for the cellar,… ...
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La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904 2009  (#701930)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain

97 points James Suckling: This is a driven and super tight Gran Reserva with dark berries and hints of spice and cedar. A spicy red-pepper undertone and some dried flowers. Full to medium body, integrated tannins and a superb finish. A great wine.…

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98 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...one of the greatest wines ever produced from the estate. It has a riveting bouquet of quince, honey, pear and a touch of clarified butter that is beautifully defined, offering scents of yellow flowers... The palate is beautifully balanced with perfectly… ...
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Suduiraut Sauternes 2009  (#332946)

Dessert Wine from Sauternes/Barsac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

98 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...one of the greatest wines ever produced from the estate. It has a riveting bouquet of quince, honey, pear and a touch of clarified butter that is beautifully defined, offering scents of yellow flowers... The…

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