2009 Clos Manou, Médoc (Pre-Arrival)
89-91 points Robert Parker: "Attractive aromas of fruitcake, spice box, blackberries, and black cherries emerge from this blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. Well-balanced and fresh with wonderful vivacity and elegance on the palate, it should drink well for 10 years. (Tasted once.)" (04/10) 89-92 points Wine Spectator: "Wow. Beautiful nose of crushed blackberries, with coffee bean and light mint. Full-bodied, with a lovely core of ripe fruit and polished, velvety tannins. 56 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 38 percent Merlot, 4 percent Cabernet Franc and 2 percent Petit Verdot. Best ever from here." (03/10) K&L's Notes: *+ 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% (very ripe ) Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. The vineyard's northern location shines through here. Very nice richness and texture. Note: Futures item. Wine will arrive late 2011 to 2013. You will be contacted for delivery instructions.