2009 White Bordeaux

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The dry whites generally thrive in cooler years, and, sure enough, the warm, dry summer has blunted their attractiveness in 2009. Fruit is very ripe, but with acidities low the wines are plump, generous, exotic and full, but it is doubtful if they will make old bones, with one or two notable exceptions in Pessac-Léognan, Domaine de Chevalier and La Mission Haut Brion for which the vintage rating is considered to be closer to 8/10.

For all their initial appeal they lack the fresh, zingy crispness which characterises them in an exceptional vintage such as 2007. The sweet whites are a different kettle of fish; I must confess to having tasted very few, and greater authorities than I have proclaimed this to be an exceptional Sauternes vintage.

The style amongst those I have tasted leans more towards a complex, fresher kind of wine, rather than the opulent, massive sweetness of vintages such as 1990 or 2003. Certainly conditions for the development of noble rot were ideal, and we need to take a more in-depth look at the Sauternes wines to form a more comprehensive opinion of their merits.
Alun Griffiths MW, BBR Wine Director (12.04.2010)

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Chateau Coutet, Barsac, Ready, but will improve,

Case price (Bottle 6 x 75cl)

£285.60

Bottle 6 x 75cl 2cs

£225.00
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Chateau Margaux, Ready, but will keep,

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£1,127.94

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£926.94
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Mixed Cases, Ready, but will keep,

Case price (Asx12 btl 1 x 900cl)

£592.77

Asx12 btl 1 x 900cl 56cs

£468.00

AS x24 hf 1 x 900cl 1cs

£450.00
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Chateau d'Yquem, For laying down,

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£2,095.00
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Chateau Rieussec, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£395.00
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Chateau Suduiraut, For laying down,
New To BBX

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 1cs

£450.00

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 1cs

£550.00

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 1cs

£650.00

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 1cs

£850.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£650.00
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Chateau Climens, For laying down,
New To BBX

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 1cs

£350.00

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£290.00
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Chateau Guiraud, For laying down,

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£450.00
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Ch. Doisy-Daene, Ready, but will improve,
New To BBX

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£225.00
New To BBX

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£339.00
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Dourthe, Drink now,

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£110.00

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£120.00
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Chateau Doisy-Vedrines, Ready, but will keep,

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£220.00
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Ch. Raymond Lafon, Ready, but will improve,

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£290.00
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Domaine De Chevalier, Ready, but will improve,

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£420.00

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£450.00
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