Château Viallet Nouhant 2009, Ac Haut Médoc, Cru Artisan

Bordeaux Left Bank Bordeaux-Left Bank
Bordeaux, France

$21.95 (321398)

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A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. Aromas of cinnamon sticks, red plum, red cherry, and cocoa powder make for pleasing complexity on the nose. This one contains substantial tannins balanced by generous fruit and spice. For such a blockbuster vintage this wine is showing impressive restraint. Marvellous depth of flavour on the layered finish. Drink now until 2020 with lamb kebabs or strong cheeses. (VINTAGES panel, March 2013)
87 pts
4
May 11, 2013

Critic Reviews (3)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Dark-opaque ruby in colour, the 2009 Château Viallet Nouhant offers sturdy notes of currants, plums, dried red...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a fairly basic Bordeaux with some maturing character of leather, graphite, herbs and dried currant berry...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Firm and still quite oaky, this appears to have slightly over ambitious treatment for what is ultimately a modest...

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Community Reviews (1)

Michael Valaitis
Michael Valaitis

A tight package with broad shoulders and clear Bordeaux definition displaying a warm, ripe vintage. Deep ruby with violet shades and certain opaqueness. Evolving nose that morphs with air. Forest floor, black mushroom, leather, pencil lead, cedar and mocha opens from the glass. The palate is young, full of tannin, fruit extract and oak that need time to harmonize. Satisfy's now if your looking for chewy, funky, ripe your face Bordeaux. Drinks above the price. Hold till 2015 then drink till 2020. Tasted Sept '13

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