2009 Lamothe Bergeron, Haut-Médoc
Focused, with solid bitter cherry, plum and cassis flavors framed by judicious toast. Lingering tobacco and iron notes keep this nicely grounded. Best from 2013 through 2018. (Web-2012)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Loads of berry fruit intermixed with some roasted herbs, spice box and licorice can be found in this excellent Haut-Medoc, which has medium body, lots of fragrance and very pure flavors. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(a 50/50 blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon) Dark ruby-red. Enticing nose hints at sweet blackberry, cedar and flinty minerals. Balanced and fine-grained, with flavors of ripe plum and raspberry syrup and cassis complicated by a flinty nuance. Finishes with satisfying length and a touch of warmth.
*½V 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot. Hubert de Boüard is consulting here now, and it shows. Clyde loves this wine.