2009, Branon

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

PLEASE NOTE: This wine is affected by the US Trade Representative tariff action and the applicable tariff will be calculated 10 days prior to importation.

Vintage
Size

Score: 98

Drinking Dates: 2018-2040

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 29-Feb-2012

This magnificent, dense plum/purple-colored Pessac-Leognan reveals notes of scorched earth, burning embers, blackberries and truffles. Composed of Merlot and Cabernet Franc from a vineyard gorgeously situated between Malartic Lagraviere and Haut-Bailly, it possesses full-bodied power, a stunningly intense, voluptuous, layered mouthfeel and abundant levels of fruit, glycerin and tannin. The 2009 ranks alongside the magnificent 2000, which is aging at a glacial pace. Unfortunately, proprietress Helene Garcin only produces around 500 cases of this somewhat cult-ish Pessac-Leognan. Anticipated maturity, 2018-2040.