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2009 Chateau Le Bourdieu, Medoc, France

Wine Notes

Formely labeled as Haut-Medoc. Indicative blend: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot Noir, 1% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot

Tasting note: Deeply-coloured young red. Clean nose of ripe fruits blending notes of blackcurrant and raspberry. On the palate, wonderful freshness, melted tannins, expressive fruit and abundant freshness. A nicely-fashioned wine, full of vitality. (12-Dec-2011) [Gilbert & Gaillard]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $23   From: $17   To: $33

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Over all vintages, this was the 3002nd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 3607th

Score: 88.
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88/100  
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Grape Variety: Bordeaux Blend Red

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape-variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com). Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Medoc wine region

    The Medoc region of Bordeaux is home to pine forests, sand dunes and many thousands of acres of vineyard. Wedged between the Atlantic coastline and the broad Gironde estuary, the Medoc is effectively a peninsula (presqu'île in French). It extends 50 miles (80km) north-westwards from Bordeaux city to the Pointe de Grave headland, whose sandy, gravelly terrain hints at what lies beneath the Medoc vineyards, and makes the area quite so well suited to viticulture.

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  • Bordeaux wine region

    Bordeaux, in south-western France, is arguably the most famous wine region in the world. It is rivaled only by the likes of Burgundy, Champagne, Rioja, ... more

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