Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Château La Couspaude Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2009 Bordeaux

Château La Couspaude Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2009 Bordeaux, $72.24-$84.99, 94 points, continues a trend of impressive Saint-Émilion Bordeaux wines (I just may have found my niche).
Having a "true" Bordeaux color of black currant and elderberry squeezed into royal red, opaque at the core and trending misty Minneola-orange with a transparent rim.
Toasty clove and floral cinnamon with red and black cherry fruit richly endow this red Bordeaux both aromatically and throughout the palate which acquires additional flavors of licorice, dried herbs, lush black fruit, and damson plum.
Finishing on the trailing palate, ascending spice with hints of mint and coffee, make for an exceptional wine experience.
The silky medium-plus body of good acidity and approachable tannin has 13.5% alcohol which was nearly unnoticeable.
Varietals include 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.


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  1. This sounds right up my street.

    1. Thud, I'm sure your experience with Bordeaux wines far exceeds mine, but I consider myself fortunate to have had a number of them since last fall, and They, especially the Saint-Émilion have won me over; for years I hesitated, but I seem to have "bonded" with the 2009 vintage. Any vignettes you might want to share will be greatly appreciated, and if you would like to post a review here, please e-mail it to me and I will post it with credits to you.