By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/23/2011 | Send Email
There is no question that some extraordinary wines were made in 2009 in Bordeaux at the level of the classified growths. What we have all been anxiously waiting to find out is if this quality filtered down to the level of the Cru Bourgeois. Will we see a bounty of great Bordeaux in the $10 to $20 range as we did in 2005? If the 2009 Chateau de Macard, Bordeaux Supérieur is any indication of things to come, the future is looking very promising indeed. Toasty, spicy oak on the nose. Red and black fruits on the palate--ripe plum and cherry notes. There is an extra bit of ripeness here that I think is typical of the Right Bank in 2009. The character of the vintage also shows through in the fine tannins that emerge on the finish. A terrific value in an everyday Bordeaux. Drinkable now or over the next one to three years.