2009 Loudenne, Médoc
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
More than half Merlot and the balance mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, this is an elegant, well-balanced, finesse style of wine with a dark ruby color and some notes of cranberry and black cherry fruit as well as red currants and dusty, loamy soil undertones. It is medium-bodied and best drunk over the next decade.
A customer favorite returns! Pretty floral aromas, lots of toasty cedar and red berry, and more grip that you might expect. A fine value. 90 points Neil Martin: "Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois 2009 tasting in London. The Loudenne 2009 has a well-defined, open-knit but not diffuse nose that lets those vibrant red fruits really shine. The palate is well-knit, perhaps just a little to reliant on the oak, but has very good depth and vigour towards the harmonious finish. Nice purity here. Excellent. Tasted September 2011." (Wine Journal, 11/2011)