David Allen M.W. writes: Now the dust has cleared after Bob Parker’s reassessment of the 2009s and the mad scramble for 100 point wines, see below for a list of our current 2009 physical stock offering. Now is a good time to buy as these wines will never be cheaper, but I’d particularly highlight the following wines for in terms of absolute quality and also for value.
For Absolute Quality
Château Branaire-Ducru, St Julien Did well in Mr P’s re-grading, rising from a predicted range of 92-5 to 96 points –a Bordeaux classed growth with a 96 point score from Robet Parker at under £550 a case looks good value… Les Pagodes de Cos, Saint Estephe topped its predicted range at 94 points. Château Bellevue, Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe scored in its predicted range with 93 points, demonstrating the continued improvements at this beautifully located property. Château Poujeaux, Moulis scored an excellent 92 points, a really impressive score for a wine at under £20 a bottle.
Value for Money
Château Beaumont really delivers. A quick calculation of the cost of a Parker Point expressed in relation to the IB cost in Pounds Sterling of 12 bottles gives this a “triple P rating” (Pounds : Parker Point) of £1.09. By comparison Branaire-Ducru, Bellevue and Clerc-Milon are all at over £5!… This may not be a comparison that stands much examination, yet it does amply demonstrate the merit of this well made if relatively humble wine.
2009 is undeniably an astoundingly good vintage that people will want to collect and drink throughout the next few decades – looking at the offering there are some really exciting wines available, still at some keen prices. While prices for the 100 point wines have spiralled, prices for other wine have remained pretty inert. These are wines that will be highly sought after and will never be any cheaper.
I think purchasers would be advised to think seriously about the 2009s at present, they are phenomenal wines and with the Fine Wine market showing some signs of the start of a bounce back, they are unlikely ever to be this cheap again! Please note only limited stocks are offered.
David Allen M.W.
2009 Bordeaux Physical Stock Offer – March 2012
RP – Robert Parker IB – In Bond DP – Duty Paid
|RP||Size||bottles||x12 IB||x12 DP||each DP|
|Chateau Bellevue, Grand Cru Classe||93||75cl||24||£479||£500.71||£41.73|
|Chateau Potensac, Cru Bourgeois||89||75cl||96||£179||£200.71||£16.73|
|Chateau Poujeaux, Cru Bourgeois, Moulis||92||75cl||72||£205||£226.71||£18.89|
|Chateau Beaumont, Cru Bourgeois||85||75cl||180||£93||£114.71||£9.56|
|Chateau Cantemerle, 5eme Cru Classe||91+||75cl||180||£255||£276.71||£23.06|
|Chateau Sociando Mallet||90||75cl||96||£315||£336.71||£28.06|
|Chateau Branaire Ducru, 4eme Cru Classe||96||75cl||48||£540||£561.71||£46.81|
|Chateau Clerc Milon, 5eme Cru Classe||92||75cl||12||£550||£571.71||£47.64|
|Chateau Les Ormes de Pez, Cru Bourgeois||89||75cl||24||£240||£261.71||£21.81|
|Chateau Lafon Rochet, 4eme Cru Classe||90||75cl||24||£350||£371.71||£30.98|
|Les Pagodes de Cos||94||75cl||36||£430||£451.71||£37.64|
Wines in Bond in LCB Tilbury – Offer valid until 21/03/2012
Wines are offered subject to availability and final confirmation. E&OE
Prices are quoted excluding VAT and can vary due to market influences.