Bordeaux 2009 – right-bank reds 10 years on


The second of three reports on tastings of 2009 bordeaux at 10 years old. See also the report on the left-bank reds and sweet whites, as well as our guide to 2009 bordeaux coverage on 

The right-bank wines did not in general show quite as gloriously as the left-bank ones at 10 years old. This was particularly true of the lesser St-Émilion and Pomerols on sandier, faster-draining soils – although most of the top wines, especially those with reasonable access to water in this particularly dry season, were pretty glorious.

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