2009 Paloumey, Haut-Médoc
*Top 100 Wines of 2012* With a blend that is half Cabernet Sauvignon, half Merlot, this is as rich as the year. The weight of fruit is borne by sweet tannins and layers of wood toast. There is a very dense dusty texture along with fine acidity and final blackberry fruit. It is for aging over the next 4-5 years.
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. Dark crimson. Very seductive ripe purple fruit aromas. Very sweet start - all stops are pulled out here! Very modern and, for the Médoc, flashy. A dramatic wine that should appeal enormously to a certain subset of Bordeaux fans... Drink 2013-2019.
This has a nice warm feel, with plush roasted coffee bean, steeped plum and fig fruit flavors melding through the tobacco-filled finish. Drink now through 2017.
Barrel tasting: *V This property is on a roll and this 2009 is stunning.