Bordeaux blends has always been close to my heart, so I was interested to read in Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review that internationally renowned wine critic Robert Parker described his tasting of Bordeaux 2009s at Wine Future in Hong Kong as the greatest tasting ever of young wine, and most certainly in China.
Harpers reported that Parker told an audience of 1,000 international wine professionals that the 2009 vintage would also prove to be one of the best Bordeaux vintages of his lifetime.
“He said it was hard to compare the vintage to any other, but cited 1990 as being part of the same ‘family’. The 20 wines chosen from across each of the main Bordeaux regions showed ‘the magic’ and the ‘brains’ of Bordeaux.”
“He said he was even more pleased with how the selection of 2009 wines had performed during the tasting than he had hoped, particularly as they had only been bottled within the last six months and then shipped to Hong Kong,” Harpers reported.
“I feel validated that this is a truly, truly magnificent vintage,” he said, adding the wines showed the true qualities of the vintage, and that although high in alcohol and very concentrated had the sweet tannins and balance to deliver the elegance and finesse that makes the 2009 vintage so special.