2009 Clos Manou, Médoc
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. (Web-2010)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A gorgeous sleeper of the vintage, this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot comes from the northernmost part of Medoc. The wine exhibits an opaque purple color and a beautiful nose of white chocolate intermixed with black currant jam and hints of sweet cherries and incense. Impressively textured, full-bodied, with loads of glycerin and a touch of toasty oak, this beauty should drink nicely for up to a decade or more.
*+ 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.