2009 Tour Maillet, Pomerol
A ripe, fleshy, smoky style, with lots of fig and plum fruit pushed by roasted tobacco leaf and warm bittersweet cocoa notes. The finish lets ganache and linzer torte hang on nicely. Solid. Drink now through 2021. (Web-2012)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Elegant, fresh, and lively, but lacking the substance and concentration of the vintage's finest wines, this 2009 should be drunk during its first decade.
Plummy nuances, with a very ripe chocolate note on the nose. Toasted oak and coffee aromas. Ripe, fleshy and slightly new wave in style, with tons of blackberry fruit on the palate.