2009 Haut-Maurac, Médoc
Polished and focused, with currant and mocha flavors mingling over firm, well-integrated tannins in this sleek, firm red. Anise, mineral and espresso notes add interest. The herb-scented finish is fresh and clean.
A biodynamically-farmed estate with gravelly soils just outside the village of Saint Yzans de Médoc, it's hard to believe that this is just cru bourgeois. It's dense and earthy with hearty, ripe red fruits. We loved it when we tasted it in 2010--we thought it to be a fine value with plenty of fruit and body and balance. A new property for K&L; it should be a fine one to watch in future. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Co-owner and Bordeaux buyer)