Dear Wine lover,
As we have mentioned on several occasions, the 2009 vintage has produced some of the very best Bordeaux wines and we would highly recommend this vintage to our clients, be this as an investment or for personal consumption.
The wines are indeed particularly balanced and in spite of their great ageing potential, they can be enjoyed as of now. Amongst the 2009 Bordeaux vintage, there are two wines which we believe are currently undervalued and which we would like to bring to your attention: La Fleur Petrus 2009 and Troplong Mondot 2009.
Château La Fleur-Pétrus is an estate from Pomerol that has been owned by Jean Pierre Moueix (also the owner of Pétrus and Trotanoy) since 1952. Four years after its purchase, Bordeaux was hit by the worst frosts in living memory and most of the vineyard at Lafleur-Pétrus was destroyed and had to be replanted. La Fleur-Pétrus' vineyard sits on a plateau east of Pomerol, right in between Lafleur and Pétrus, and benefits from the same meteorological and geological conditions as the vineyards of the two greatest producers of Bordeaux.
Chateau Troplong Mondot is a St. Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé and a property that has in the last decade been producing wines that rivaled many of Bordeaux’s 1er Grand Cru Classé estates. Its Château dates back from 1745 and Troplong-Mondot was originally part of the sizeable domaine which included the vineyards of Château Pavie. Guru oenologist Michel Rolland, who is the oenologist in charge at Chateau Ausone, Angelus and L’Evangile (just to name a few), has been a consultant at Troplong Mondot since the mid 1980s and has thus directly contributed to the phenomenal quality of this wine over the last years.
In our opinion these two wines have reached their peak in quality with the 2009 vintage yet, these are still available at a interesting price and we therefore feel comfortable in recommending these to you. Please further note that with the purchase of at least 36 bottles you can benefit from a particularly attractive rebate!
75.0 cl La Fleur Pétrus - Pomerol 2009 CHF 280.00 (CHF 302.40 VAT Included)
36 bottles or more at CHF 240.00 (CHF 259.20 VAT Included)
James Sucking 99+ Points: « This is very ripe with loads of sweet fruit with dark and milk chocolate, berries, but then turns to black olives. It’s full and compacted with fabulously fine tannins and a terrific finish It’s subtle and very, very long. Perfection.? Try after 2020»
Robert Parker 97 Points: "It reveals a super-seductive perfume of mocha, loamy soil, herbs, black cherries and black currants, truffles and licorice, full body and velvety tannins. The overall impression is one of intensity, power, glycerin and richness as well as undeniable elegance and laser-like focus. This 2009 can be drunk now or cellared for another 25-30+ years."
75.0 cl Troplong Mondot - St. Emilion 2009 CHF 175.00 (CHF 189.00 VAT Included)
36 bottles or more at CHF 170.00 (CHF 183.60 VAT Included)
Robert Parker 99: "It boasts an inky/purple color along with a gorgeous bouquet of mocha, chocolate, blackberry and cassis fruit, an unctuous texture, a full-bodied, viscous mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like, multilayered finish. This spectacular wine is nearly overwhelming in its richness, thickness and intensity. Once all its baby fat falls away, the terroir characteristics and additional nuances will emerge. This blockbuster, fabulous Troplong Mondot will benefit from 10-15 years of cellaring and keep for three decades or more. It is not shy either, bouncing over the palate with 15.5% natural alcohol.
The 2009 Troplong Mondot will provide plenty of competition for the 2010, 2005 and 2000. It comes closest in style to the prodigious 1990 that proprietress Christine Valette produced 22 years ago. A phenomenal effort, it unquestionably justifies its relatively new Premier Grand Cru St.-Emilion status. Readers should keep in mind that the 1990, which probably has lower acidity and not the level of concentration found in the 2009, is drinking incredibly well at age 22 and reveals no signs of falling apart."
1990 Troplong Mondot which is rated 98 points from parker is selling at CHF 260.- per bottle.