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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