2009 Haut de Poujeaux Haut-Médoc,
Price: $264/12 ($22/bottle) SOLD OUT
2009 Clos du Clocher Pomerol, Price:
$498/6 ($83/bottle) SOLD OUT
Have you spent a bucketful of cash this holiday season yet still want to pick up a few bottles of the fantastic 2009 Bordeaux vintage? No worries. We’ve stocked some tasty petit château wine that’s not going to drain the checking account.
From a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot and aged for a year in French oak, Haut de Poujeaux is produced from four hectares of vineyards in Moulis of the Haut-Médoc (practically Margaux!). Medium bodied with soft tannins, this is a versatile, easy-drinking Bordeaux that you can have with dinner, take to parties, hand out as a gift, or simply pour a glass and unwind after work. It pairs exceptionally well with a warm hearth and a good Jean-Luc Godard film.
This wine has pedigree. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gives the estate’s first label 92 points and calls it, “The finest wine I have tasted from Poujeaux over the last 33 years”. So you can bet that this bottling is going to last a while in the cellar for a fraction of the cost. Château Poujeaux
If you’re looking for a wine with a bit more polish, consider the lovely Clos du Clocher from Pomerol. We’ve had a couple of opportunities to drink this Right Bank, Merlot-based Bordeaux and it gleamed with a simple hunk of wine-braised beef and garlic rosemary roasted redskin potatoes. Developing handsomely over the course of the meal, fine aromas of berries and flowers gave way to earthier hints of fresh-roasted coffee beans and cocoa. Rich and full, this wine really improved until the bottle was gone.
Wine Advocate calls the 2009 vintage “The finest Clos du Clocher ever made” and endorse it with a 92 point rating. This wine is going to drink well over the next ten to fifteen years so go ahead and uncork a bottle whenever the occasion arises. You deserve it. Annual production is only around 2,000 cases. Clos du Clocher