2009 l'Aura de Cambon, Margaux
Aromas of sweet plums and flowers, follow through to a full body, with soft and silky tannins and a milk chocolate aftertaste. Tangy and delicious. Best after 2016.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Consultant Claude Gros has turned out a gorgeous wine made from a blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Sweet cassis, kirsch, licorice and spring flowers jump from the glass of this opaque ruby/purple wine. Dense fruit, loads of glycerin, striking purity and palate penetration are all beautifully presented in this impressive wine, which remains under the radar for most consumers. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(a 50/50 mix of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot): Bright, deep ruby-red. Lovely lift to the aromas of currant, flowers and smoked meat. The palate boasts the silky texture of a much more expensive wine, with its chocolatey ripeness leavened by minerals and flowers. Shows a restrained sweetness and very good definition. Good firm wine, with ripe, building tannins. (ST)
A broad, frankly toasty style, with cocoa and coffee notes leading the way for polished and nicely integrated currant and fig fruit flavors. Cocoa powder hangs on the finish. Shows more breadth now, but the depth is there.