Bordeaux 2009s reassessed blind – left-bank reds


See our guide to coverage of 2009 bordeaux and a 2013 overview of the vintage.

Tasted amidst the snow in Suffolk, this is the third group of three reports on Bordeaux 2009s now that they have settled into bottle based on blind tastings in Southwold. The others were whites, dry and sweet and right-bank reds. For a quick preview of this huge annual blind tasting, see An Avery tribute in Southwold. On Saturday I will be publishing a list of some of the better buys.

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