Bordeaux 2009 – Bordeaux and Côtes


See our guide to Bordeaux 2009 coverage.

This is the first of today's three sets of tasting notes on wines from the right bank, most of these wines having been grown on the right bank of the Gironde, or at least of the Garonne. Some of the best buys of 2009 may lurk here (and in the collection of notes on Médoc wines).

There are a couple of exciting newcomers – Montlandrie from the Église-Clinet stable and G from the producers of Lafleur – as well as many an old favourite. Hardly anyone seems to have forced the grapes...