James Suckling hails ’09 Bordeaux “best ever”

on 16/02/12 at 12:28 pm

Wine

Wine writer James Suckling has hailed 2009 Bordeaux as possibly the “best ever modern vintage” with the release of his in-bottle scores.

Writing on his site he said: “It’s seldom that a vintage such as 2009 comes to Bordeaux. The last time may have been 1989, or even 1982”.

Nine wines are now rated at 100 points, down from an original 14. The first growths, with the exception of Mouton Rothschild which is now on 98, all made the grade.

The other 100 pointers are: Ausone, Cos d’Estournel (which has divided opinions among tasters), Lafleur, Montrose and Vieux Château Certan.

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