"...2009 is the greatest vintage I have tasted in Bordeaux since 1982, of which it is a modern-day version, but greatly improved. It is more consistent..." ~Robert M. Parker Jr.
"The 2009 vintage is the greatest modern vintage of our time for Bordeaux. Believe in the hype." ~James Suckling
"A consistently outstanding set of wines" ~Stephen Tanzer
Empire Wine is pleased to present these highlights from our ever growing inventory of highly rated wines from Bordeaux's incredible 2009 vintage. As always, we're dedicated to bringing fine wines to our customers at the most affordable prices around.
Stay tuned, more values from this stunning vintage are arriving soon!
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Wine Enthusiast 92 "With a blend that is half Cabernet Sauvignon, half Merlot, this is as rich as the year. The weight of fruit is borne by sweet tannins and layers of wood toast. There is a very dense dusty texture along with fine acidity and final blackberry fruit. It is for aging over the next
Neal Martin 95 "This may well be the finest Gloria ever made. I love the purity and mineralite on the nose of this Gloria: so expressive and vibrant, immense clarity and precision. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, suave and sophisticated with a wonderful composed, precise finish that
James Suckling 95 "What an amazing nose of lead pencil shavings and dark fruits. Stunning. Full bodied, with super silky tannins and an amazing depth of fruit. Polished and refined. Gorgeous. 50% Cabernet Sauivgnon, 44% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot, and 1% Carmaere. Best after 2017."