Château Le Prieuré Grand Cru Classé de Saint-Émilion 2009 Bordeaux, $52.69-$61.99, 95+ points, pure and simply the best Bordeaux I've had as of yet (not much experience there)! A pure Bordeaux color of dense black currant and crushed blackberries, black at the core and trending violet toward the clear rim makes for a spectacular appearance.
There's a plethora of pleasure on the nose, and just as if I told you that "this" bouquet of roses trimmed with fresh cinnamon is lovely, you'll only know when you experience it (I'm not even going to begin a list for you).
Full bodied with perfect food-binding acidity and tender, but persistent and escalating tannin carries a rich layering of blackberry, boysenberry, black currant, plum, dried herbs and licorice, all trailing and transmuting into a fine long finish of spice.
We were having a rich chicken stew for supper, and I just grabbed this bottle (didn't even know what I had grabbed), when we were astounded by the quality of this wine; worth every penny, but D'oh, don't just put this Bordeaux with all those $10 wines and drink it willy-nilly, will-o'-the-wisp as I did; savor this one.
Revisited almost three yeas later.
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