2009 Villegeorge, Haut-Médoc

SKU #1159426 Decanter

 Dense red, good depth of spicy, proper Médoc fruit, a really well-made wine, classy and classic Haut-Médoc. Drink 2013-18.  (4/2011)

Wine Spectator

 A nice pebbly feel runs through the red currant, tobacco and toasty vanilla notes. Fresh, medium-weight finish. (Web-2012)

K&L Notes

Dark brick color and licorice aromas follow to the palate. The wine is a dense red in color and has good depth of spicy, blackberry fruit. The mouth-feel is balanced and round with soft tannins behind loads of fruit. This is a really well-made wine, an elegant, classic Haut-Médoc. Decant it one hour before serving it now. It will cellar well for five years at least. Best now with a juicy rib steak. (Clyde Beffa Jr, K&L)

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Staff Image By: Daniel Maas | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/2/2014 | Send Email
In my own version of the French language, the word "Bordeaux" simply means "delicious," and this wine is a perfect example of that translation. From the incredible 2009 vintage, this Haut-Medoc bottling has everything one could want: An ample amount of dark fruit perfectly balanced with tobacco, spice box, toasty vanilla, and dark chocolate. Medium-plus acidity and well-balanced tannins throughout the palate lead to a lingering finish sure to warm you up. Simply put, a lovely selection that is showing wonderfully now and will continue to improve with age.

Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/4/2014 | Send Email
Château Villegeorge, as La Tour Bessan in Margaux, and Duplessis in Moulis-en-Médoc, is owned and run by Marie-Laure Lurton (of the Lurton family) since 1992. Certified since 2003 by "Terra Vitis" as eco-friendly, practicing sustainable viticulture. This solid wine has a garnet color, and aromatics of cassis, blackberry, tobacco, delicate bell pepper that evolves to crushed stones after a while in the glass. Coffee, toasty vanilla oak, dark chocolate on the palate, with the coffee notes getting more apparent as it opens up. Medium-plus tannins and medium acidity. Although it is fleshy and definitely approachable, it has a firm grip. I enjoyed it immensely. The assemblage is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon with 42% Merlot. They are also a member of the Alliance des Cru Bourgeois du Médoc.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.


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