Two from 2009


We continue the 2009 vintage theme with this pair of notes from David Bloch.

Brun

2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun), Moulin-à-Vent
Extremely clean style of winemaking.  On the nose, very sweet red fruited notes appear without much coaxing.  The mouthfeel is silky, with penetrating notes of strawberries, raspberries and some cherry.  This a wine to serve to Burgundy drinkers who recoil at the thought of drinking Gamay.  The wine doesn’t lack for complexity – a little bit of game and leather peak through as well.  Good finish.  Some would say wait longer.  If you’ve got a few stashed away I’d drink one now.  You just may find it is in a place that you like.  What a terrific Cru Beaujolais and one of my favorites from the vintage.

Mathilde

2009 Château La Fleur Morange, Mathilde, Saint-Emilion
This is a screaming deal modern-styled Right Banker produced in fairly small quantities from 100% Merlot and is the second wine of La Fleur Morange in St.-Emilion.  This is a big and juicy wine that really delivers.  A complex nose emerged after only a brief decant.  Dark fruits, earth and some minerality are immediate on the palate.  Then some chocolate that is typical for Merlot.  Now some plum.  Maybe a touch jammy.  This wine has improved over the last year or two.  The tannins are soft and the acidity is balanced which will carry this wine for another 5+ years.

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