Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines:

2009 Bordeaux
January 25, 2012



2009 Ch. Rahoul Blanc (Graves) This has nice cut, with a light toasty frame to the green almond, green plum, verbena and macadamia nut notes. There's fine definition on the finish. Drink now through 2013”’ - James Molesworth 33.99; Mixed Case, 30.59; Case, 28.89


2009 Ch. du Pin (Bordeaux); Color: Medium dark; Aroma: Heady herbal sweet fruit rather clean; Mouth: Clean fresh nicely spicy. Of a piece, solid and articulated; Very Good 9.99; Mixed Case, 8.99; Case, 8.49

2009 Ch. Villars (Fronsac) Very Good Plus “A solid effort, and possibly the best wine ever made at Villars, the 2009 exhibits a deep ruby/purple color as well as notes of forest floor, crushed rocks, blueberries, and raspberries, a superb texture, admirable purity, and a long, full-bodied finish. It should drink well for 15-20 years.” Robert Parker 23.99; Mixed Case, 21.59; Case, 20.39

2009 Ch. Beaumont (Haut Medoc); Aroma: rather fleshy very ripe & round, firm, light sweet pretty; Mouth: lighten entry very ripe fleshy nicely balanced, firm; Very Good Plus ; Decanter “a scented nose of gentle spice, bright red and black fruit . Quite rich with acidity lifting it. It has appealing fresh-tasting fruit within a neat tannic frame" 23.99; Mixed Case, 21.59; Case, 20.39 Special First Arrival Price $225 a case, $18.75 a bottle

2009 Ch. Lanessan (Haut Medoc) Very Good Plus - Robert Parker - “more explosive and concentrated than prior vintages. I’m not sure it is the finest I have ever tasted, but it... boasts a dense purple color as well as copious creme de cassis, cedar wood, underbrush, and spice notes. Beautiful opulence, silky tannins, and a long finish suggest this sleeper of the vintage will drink well for 2-3 decades.” 27.99; Mixed Case, 25.19; Case, 23.79 Special First Arrival Price $249 a case, (20.75 a bottle)

2009 Ch. Caronne Ste. Gemme (Haut Medoc); Aroma: very broad satisfying, clean , sweet spice; Mouth: clean pretty sweet rather light in the mouth; Very Good Plus “ Decanter - - “"smoky classy nose with lots of depth and potential complexity. Fine cassis and black fruits on the palate. A good vineyard wine. 4 stars”; 28.99; Mixed Case, 26.09; Case, 24.64 limited


1-25 2009 Bordeaux Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $254

Instore only 1-25 2009 Bordeaux Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $134


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