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Château Fougas Maldoror 2009



« Vielleicht der Tipp des Jahres: tolle Nase mit viel Frucht, Piment und Zimt, viel Druck, Schliff und Saftikeit; viel Wein. »  Weinwirtschaft 25-12 – Rating: 91

“I thought this was a sleeper of the vintage from barrel, and it is even better than I thought from bottle. Loads of black currant fruit intermixed with dusty, loamy soil notes and some subtle smoke jump from the glass of this dense ruby/purple-colored, concentrated, full-bodied wine, which has no hard edges. The texture is beguiling and the wine long and pure. This is definitely a wine to buy by the case, as it is”. Review by Robert Parker – Feb 2012- Rating 90.

“Lovely Merlot expression for an elegant 2009 with fine tannins and wonderful balance. A wine whose richness doesn’t impress so much as its elegance appeals. A delicious drink in 5 to 10 years’ time”. Guide des meilleurs vins de France 2012 (page 149)

“Impressive colour. Intense nose of black fruits. Dense, compact, long, fresh and balanced on the palate. Splendid”.Bernard Burtschy, Figaro Club, Vins primeurs 2009 -June 2010, Rating: 91- 93

“Wonderful nose of black fruits. Complex nose where substance combines seamlessly with oak. Great potential”. La Revue du vin de France, June 2010 – (15 /20)

“Profound nose of black berries with a touch of mint and liquorice. Dense, powerful palate finishing with eucalyptus”. Bettane Desseauve, April 2010- (88- 90)

“This over-achieving sleeper of the vintage boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as plenty of black cherry, asphalt, and earth notes in its dense, packed and stacked personality. Lots of glycerin, heady alcohol, and a long, supple finish suggest it will drink nicely for 6-8 years”. (Taste once.)
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, April 2010

“This 16-hectare vineyard is divided between several sites in Lansac. The Maldoror label is a handsome wine that encapsulates the qualities of a great vintage. The colour is a dense, dark crimson, bordering on black. The nose is profound and still dominated by oak, it exudes scents of cedar and vanilla. Full, round and fleshy, the palate is supported by oaky, peppery tannins. A wine that will age for at least three to five years”. Guide Hachette des vins 2012 (page 244) **

« Beautiful dense, clean colour. The nose is alive with ripe fruits and plum. The palate is nicely etched. It has style, depth and is a wine oozing with personality”. Patricia Garry, April 2010 – 17/20

« A property managed organically, which made a real difference in 2009. Jean-Yves Bechet: “One of the consequences of organic viticulture this year was that the grapes ripened earlier, a week before the others, between September 15 and 20. We therefore picked grapes that were still fresh and the must showed no heaviness, with fruit and good acidity”. 100% new oak ageing. Blend: 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet-Sauvignon. (17.5/20). Organic.
Isak Litwar, Great Bordeaux Wine, April 2010- Rating: 89/90

“Fruity nose of cherry and blackcurrant with violet. Soft palate, still under oak influence at this stage, with a spice and vanilla note. Soft, delicious palate driven by freshness with fine-grain tannins and a finish of fruit and mocha”. Jean-Christophe Estève, April 2010- 17.5

“Skillfully vinified, this dark, well-balanced wine delivers fairly rich substance, fine tannins and a real natural elegance. I like the silkiness of a well-balanced framework and the finesse of oak that does not smother aroma. A wine that is still approachable and deserves our interest. Long finish suffused with black fruits. Good”. Patrick Essa –

“Black and red fruits, very soft, gentle palate. A supple, enjoyable wine that can be drunk fairly young”. Le Point, 6 May 2010, Page 46
“Profound nose of black berries with a touch of mint and liquorice. Dense, powerful palate finishing with eucalyptus”. Wine-Times – Helmunt O.Knall, May 2010-(15 /20)

Tasting at the Cercle Rive Droite des Grands Vins de Bordeaux, Château Fougas Maldoror 2009 **** (Stars) Grand Jury Européen (April 2013)

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