2009 Lamothe Bergeron, Haut-Médoc
A wine with berry and wet earth character. Medium body, soft and velvety tannins, plus a spicy, dried fruit finish. Lots of dark chocolate too. Drink or hold.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Loads of berry fruit intermixed with some roasted herbs, spice box and licorice can be found in this excellent Haut-Medoc, which has medium body, lots of fragrance and very pure flavors. Drink it over the next 5-7 years. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Dark ruby-red. Enticing nose hints at sweet blackberry, cedar and flinty minerals. Balanced and fine-grained, with flavors of ripe plum and raspberry syrup and cassis complicated by a flinty nuance. Finishes with satisfying length and a touch of warmth. (ID)
Focused, with solid bitter cherry, plum and cassis flavors framed by judicious toast. Lingering tobacco and iron notes keep this nicely grounded. Best from 2013 through 2018. (JM, Web-2012)
*½V 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot. Hubert de Boüard is consulting here now, and it shows. Clyde loves this wine.