I tasted this one at an LCBO tasting bar. Very dark in color with a mild nose of dark berries. On the mid pallet the wine has some subtle fruit, dark berries coming through. On the finish the wine displays some lovely dryness, and some silky smooth tannins on a long finish. The wine builds very nicely in the mouth that coat the pallet. This wine has some nice complexity. This particular wine lives largely in the finish. If the fruit was bigger it would be amazing. I don’t think ageing is going to help as I would expect the fruit to die down some. I would give it an 89-90. Very nice.
CHÂTEAU MONT-REDON CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2009 VINTAGES 959627 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 39.95
Made in: Rhône, France By: Abeille-Fabre
Release Date: Jun 22, 2013
Style: Full-bodied & Smooth 14.0% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content: 6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
Offers anise, blackberry cobbler and roasted fig notes nicely melded together, framed by enticing incense and toasted apple wood notes, with a long, fine-grained finish. Not big, but has the balance to last for a while. Best from 2014 through 2025. Score – 91. (James Molesworth, winespectator.com, July 31, 2012)