2009 Le Prieuré, St-Emilion
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The best Le Prieure I have ever tasted, this 2009 is a hedonist’s dream. Huge red and black fruit aromas soar from the glass of this deep ruby/purple-tinged beauty. With velvety tannin, a full-bodied, opulent personality, and a knock-out finish with no hard edges, it is already impossible to resist, so enjoy it over the next decade or more. (Tasted three times.)
This delivers a ripe, up-front, polished beam of blackberry and cassis fruit, backed by richer notes of fig sauce, cocoa powder and anise. Solid concentration and length. Drink now through 2020. (Web Only- 2012)
From Jancis Robinon: "Dark and vibrant looking, very heady and voluptuous on the nose. Very sweet start with some attractive freshness and a hit of berry fruit. Not desperately subtle but competent in a sweet berry way. Then again, like its stablemate Siaurac, a bit drying on the end. On plateau near Troplong Mondot, south facing. Young vines."