2009 Clement Pichon, Haut-Médoc
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright red-ruby. Aromas of plum, roasted meat and smoky minerality, with a lightly candied quality emerging with air. Rich and sweet for this bottling, with a ripe, smooth palate feel and good definition to the dark fruit, game and floral flavors. Tannins are nicely ripe and supple. Sneaky flavor intensity and length here. This wine should give pleasure over at least the next six to eight years.
A very high-toned style, with red currant, cherry eau de vie and damson plum fruit carried by sleek structure. Not as dense as most of its peers in the vintage, but really fresh and polished. Drink now through 2016.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The home residence of the construction magnate Clement Fayat, this property sitting in the very southern end of Medoc has turned out a very attractive wine with lots of black currant, black cherry and cedary notes. It is evolved, elegant, medium to full-bodied, with a dark plum/ruby color. Savory and complex already, this wine should drink nicely for another 7-10 years.
This wine is stunning--so delicious--packed with blackberry fruit flavors. A steal in the Cabernet world.