2009 Providence, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1058233 95 points James Suckling

 A wine, with a deep nose of blueberries, blackberries, dark chocolate, nutmeg and vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a beautiful depth of fruit. Very attractive texture to this wine. Try in 2017.  (2/ 2012)

95 points Wine Enthusiast

 Densely fruity wine, all sweetness and richness without too much weight. It does have power, a dark core, but it is the sweet balance that is so attractive. There is a layer of acidity as well, giving freshness to the final character of the wine  (2/ 2012)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Ths 100% Merlot cuvee from Christian Moueix is an atypically masculine, full-bodied, muscular wine for Moueix. This opaque blue/purple wine displays notes of black cherries, truffles, damp earth and licorice. Full-bodied, very deep and powerful, it will need of 6-8 years of cellaring but should keep for 25-30 years. It has the potential to be the best Providence to date.  (2/ 2012)

94 points Wine Spectator

 Captivating, with Lapsang souchong tea and incense flavors up front, followed by creamy-textured plum and fig sauce, blackberry preserve and ganache notes, which sail through the long, smoky and creamy finish. Best from 2013 through 2030.  (3/ 2012)

89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Deep inky purple. Overripe aromas of cassis, blueberry syrup and coffee liqueur; smells more like a New World wine than a Bordeaux Then fresher and smoother on entry than the nose suggests, offering a velvety mouth feel and rich but rather chunky flavors of inky blackberry jam and vanilla. Finishes reasonably lively but with rather brutal tannins and a trace of heat. This massive Providence will probably impress many tasters but I wanted a bit more complexity. It may eventually come together in bottle but will no doubt require extended cellaring.  (6/ 2010)

K&L Notes

* Boysenberry nose and flavors. Quite ripe and very sweet on the mid-palate. Good effort. Note: Futures item. Wine will arrive late 2011 to 2013. You will be contacted for delivery instructions.

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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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France

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Bordeaux

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Pomerol