2009 Paloumey, Haut-Médoc

SKU #1087711 92 points Wine Enthusiast

 *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.  (2/ 2012)

Jancis Robinson

 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.  (9/ 2011)

Wine Spectator

 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.  (3/ 2012)

K&L Notes

Barrel tasting: *V This property is on a roll and this 2009 is stunning.

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/7/2012  | Send Email
*V This property is on a roll and this 2009 is stunning--lots of blackberry aromas that follow to palate. Plenty of structure, but tastes quite good right now.

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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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