2009 Pipeau, St-Emilion
Wonderful nose, with a depth of ripe fruit from crushed blueberries to currants. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a long flavorful finish. Loads going on here. Always delicious. Best in 2014.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This is one of the most popular wines in the French home marketplace, and no wonder. A sleeper of the vintage, this full-bodied, decadently fruity wine has power, fat, richness and a hedonistic quality that is hard to ignore. However, once past all the glossy, flamboyant fruit, there is still a lot going on here. Its earthy, deep, mineral-laced flavors are sexy and full-bodied, offering up considerable opulence. Drink it over the next decade.
This rich red is nicely coated with espresso and dark fig over a core of plum and blackberry fruit. Stays velvety through the toasty but well-integrated finish. Best from 2013 through 2023.
This wine is stunning and a great value for the cellar. Plush black fruit aromas mixed with toasty oak. Some plum and spice notes. Sweet and lush on palate with plenty of latent tannin for long life.--clyde