Dear Wine Lover,
We are quite sure you will not regret these purchases, whether these are for investment or for the pleasure of drinking.
You may ask yourself what we mean by 200 points wines and who gives such scores? We tried to combine Robert Parker and James Suckling (ex Wine Spectator’s expert) ratings and we found out that there are only a few wines which received the perfect rating from both.
No surprise that legendary wines had a double 100 points, such as YQUEM 1811 (today selling at 66’000), YQUEM 2001 (CHF 625), PETRUS 1961 (CHF 14’500), HAUT BRION 1989 (CHF 1’600), LATOUR 1961 (CHF 6’000), Hermitage la chapelle 1961 (9’000), Cote Rotie La Landonne Guigal 1985 (CHF 1'100).
We are pleased to offer you today some 2009 Bordeaux wines with 200 points: these are the future legends, the one every collector from now on would want to buy, and they are still at pretty accessible prices:
200 Points Wines:
75.0 cl Haut Brion - Graves, Pessac-Léognan 2009 CHF 930.00 (1’004.40 Swiss Vat included)
Robert Parker 100: Even richer than the perfect 1989, with similar technical numbers although slightly higher extract and alcohol, it offers up a sensational perfume of subtle burning embers, unsmoked cigar tobacco, charcoal, black raspberries, wet gravel, plums, figs and blueberries. There is so much going on in the aromatics that one almost hesitates to stop smelling it.
James Suckling 100: Aromas of forest floor, currants and blueberries, with hints of fresh tobacco and sliced mushrooms. Turns to orange peel and blueberries. Full-bodied, with incredible structure. This is so powerful in tannins, yet so polished. This is the most structured Haut-Brion that I have ever tasted.
75.0 cl Cos d'Estournel - St. Estephe 2009 CHF 350.00 (378.00 Swiss Vat included)
Robert Parker 100: One of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted, the monumental 2009 Cos d’Estournel has lived up to its pre-bottling potential.
James Suckling 100: What a fabulous nose of currants, raspberries and Indian spices. Nutmeg and clover. Full-bodied, with an amazing precision and superb compacted fruit. Endless.
75.0 cl Montrose - St. Estephe 2009 CHF 330.00 (356.00 Swiss Vat included)
Robert Parker 100: A colossal effort, the 2009 Montrose represents a hypothetical blend of the monumental duo of 1989 and 1990 combined with the phenomenal 2003.
James Suckling 100: Blueberries, currants and Indian spices on the nose follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a lovely finish. It's intense and refined. A beauty. It goes on for minutes. Speechless. Better and cleaner than the great 1990.
199+ Points Wine:
75.0 cl Lafite Rothschild - Pauillac 2009 CHF 1'300.00 (1’404,00 Swiss Vat included)
Robert Parker 99+: It is unquestionably another profound Lafite, their greatest wine since the amazing 2003. Among the most powerful Lafites ever made
James Suckling 100: The second you put your nose in the glass, you know that it is 100 points. The combination of sweet tobacco, fresh flowers, currants and sultanas on the nose leaves me breathless. Turns to cocoa powder and freshness. The palate re-enforces the show, with phenomenally polished tannins. Fabulous class. Could be a remake of the phenomenal 1959.
199 Points Wine:
75.0 cl Vieux Château Certan - Pomerol 2009 CHF 255.00 (275.40 Swiss Vat included)
Robert Parker 99: A blend of 84% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, it possesses a viscous texture as well as a freshness and vibrancy that are remarkable given the wine’s weight, richness and potential massiveness. This extraordinary effort is one of the finest Vieux Chateau Certans made over the last sixty years.
James Suckling 100: This is a wine that had extreme intensity of electrifying tannins and acidity, with supercharged fruit. Full-bodied, yet agile and lively. It touches every taste bud on your palate. Chocolate mousse and fruit. I am lost for words. Legendary 1950 all over again.