In Bordeaux, the red wines of the 2009 vintage can be compared to the 2005 vintage. All the appellations offer very great wines. The Médoc enjoys endless sunshine, as it does in Saint Emilion and Pomerol, which favored the harvest. Among the greatest successes, the Château Cos d’Estournel 2009, La Mission Haut Brion 2009, Château Angelus 2009, Château Pontet Canet 2009 and Château Grand Puy Ducasse 2009… Les Sauternes de 2009 are exceptional.
A very fine vintage also for Burgundy. The red wines are of good maturity and perfumed with aromas of very ripe fruit.
2009 is an excellent vintage for Rhône wines. The climatic conditions during the harvest were excellent, resulting in very great wines for long aging, especially in the Côte Rôtie and Hermitage appellations.