Chateau Patache d'Aux Médoc 2009


On my tastings to date, the hype surrounding the greatness of the Bordeaux 2009 vintage appears entirely justified.  Buy, buy, buy, I say.  Which is of course great news for all except for your bank balance.  Chateau Patache d'Aux, a cru bourgeois from the Médoc appellation to the north of the left bank in Bordeaux, has produced a very good wine here in the 2009 vintage.  It is deeply coloured and classically profiled.  Its aromatics remind of blackcurrant and cedar.  Its palate is a reasonably firm expression of cabernet sauvignon, with fine grained tannins emerging with time in the glass.  Were this wine tasted blind, I suspect it would be mistakable for a lesser cru classé.

Rating: Good, Abv: 13.5%, Price: $20s, Vendors: http://www.wine-searcher.com/, Website: http://www.domaines-lapalu.com, Tasted: 2014
Bordeaux
July 4, 2014
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