Whoa – Pomerol in Pauillac. A fascinating glimpse into the 2009 Bordeaux vintage.
Uber ripe, but not cooked or jammy. Seductive low acid, almost creamy, fig/plum juice. Oodles of flavour.
I suspect that wines like this can age for a good while, but I’m not sure that I would like them any better for it. I fear that the freshness might go and the wine turn pruney. Anyway it’s delicious now, I can’t ever recall a Bordeaux being so approachable so young.
This all sounds wonderful, but it’s a style that I wouldn’t want to drink often.
The Bordelaise should find such wines easy to sell in the US – expect for the price tags. If they teach the Chinese that this is what Bordeaux tastes like it might come back to bite them in later vintages.
Pédesclaux is a little known 5th Growth. WineDoctor has a profile here.