Château d'Aurilhac 2009 Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois


“One of my favourite under-the-radar Bordeaux in top vintages.” Robert Parker. Château d'Aurilhac is a great Cru Bourgeois in a great vintage so the combination can only be excellent. Located in a village near Pauillac, the vineyard was completely re-planted in 1983 with the best rootstocks adapted to the local soil, in order to have a wine of a high quality. The result is a medium to full-bodied wine with a nose of ripe fruits and toasted notes. It is dense and full in the mouth and a long finish. Great wine and ready to drink now!

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“One of my favourite under-the-radar Bordeaux in top vintages.” Robert Parker. Château d'Aurilhac is a great Cru Bourgeois in a great vintage so the combination can only be excellent. Located in a village near Pauillac, the vineyard was completely re-planted in 1983 with the best rootstocks adapted to the local soil, in order to have a wine of a high quality. The result is a medium to full-bodied wine with a nose of ripe fruits and toasted notes. It is dense and full in the mouth and a long finish. Great wine and ready to drink now!

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Château d'Aurilhac
2009
Haut-Médoc
Bordeaux
Dry Red Wine
46% Cabernet Sauvignon
49 % Merlot
2.5 % Cabernet Franc, 2.5 % Petit Verdot
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2019
30 minutes before
16-18°C
Grilled red meat, cheese
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Soil
Vineyard
Vines
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Clay, sand and gravel
21 hectares
34 years old
Manual
14%
12 months in oak barrels
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15.5/20 "Blackish crimson. Harmonious, quite zesty nose. Lots of acidity but lots of ripe fruit too. Quite a delicate balance. Not one of the most convincing but, young, it should please."

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16/20 "Black red, good spicy fruity wine with warmth and depth."

  

87-89/100 "Long-time readers know d’Aurilhac is one of my favorite under-the-radar Bordeaux in top vintages. This impressively made Medoc offers a lot of quality for its price. The 2009 reveals copious black cherry, black currant, earth, and spice notes intertwined with a hint of background oak. A luscious texture, a succulent style, and a juicy, long finish suggest it will drink well for 5-7 years."

17/20

1* (very good wine)

 

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Château d'Aurilhac 2009 Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois

Château d'Aurilhac 2009 Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois

“One of my favourite under-the-radar Bordeaux in top vintages.” Robert Parker. Château d'Aurilhac is a great Cru Bourgeois in a great vintage so the combination can only be excellent. Located in a village near Pauillac, the vineyard was completely re-planted in 1983 with the best rootstocks adapted to the local soil, in order to have a wine of a high quality. The result is a medium to full-bodied wine with a nose of ripe fruits and toasted notes. It is dense and full in the mouth and a long finish. Great wine and ready to drink now!

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