2009 Le Prieuré, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The best Le Prieure I have ever tasted, this 2009 is a hedonistís dream. Huge red and black fruit aromas soar from the glass of this deep ruby/purple-tinged beauty. With velvety tannin, a full-bodied, opulent personality, and a knock-out finish with no hard edges, it is already impossible to resist, so enjoy it over the next decade or more. (Tasted three times.) (89-92+)
This delivers a ripe upfront, polished beam of blackberry and cassis fruit backed by richer notes of fig sauce, cocoa powder and anise. Solid concentration and length. Drink now through 2020. (Web-2012)
Note: Futures item. Wine will arrive late 2011 to 2013. You will be contacted for delivery instructions.