2009 Providence, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
* 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.