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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 10 
ProducerChâteau de Macard
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
AppellationBordeaux Supérieur
UPC Code(s)048302008461, 649185001893, 736040014454

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2013 (based on 33 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 86.8 pts. and median of 87 pts. in 471 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by subguy87 on 5/22/2015 & rated 88 points: Okay, very fruity. Aired a couple hours by never seemed to evolve. Not nearly as good as the 2007 Pine Ridge charmstone we started with. (221 views)
 Tasted by cadams on 5/20/2015 & rated 87 points: Still pretty basic but great acidity that makes it awesome with food. (285 views)
 Tasted by Barry'sFault on 2/24/2015 & rated 88 points: Last bottle was the best bottle. Slightly past peak, the Macard '09 showed deep garnet with brown tones. Tobacco, leather, and still robust fruit on the tongue. Spicy nose with typical Bordeaux dirt.
Very much enjoyed this fine wine, particularly at the price of a supermarket cabbie. (1094 views)
 Tasted by Oldworlddrinker on 1/3/2015 & rated 90 points: Is showing the benefits of cellaring, similar experience as prior bottles, just more layers of taste (1069 views)
 Tasted by Treibemj on 9/16/2014 & rated 83 points: Fairly basic. Opened up a little on the second day but still not much there. Drink now. (3226 views)
 Tasted by jgkost on 8/16/2014 & rated 91 points: Needed 30 minutes for nose to blow off, then nice red fruit but fairly mellow. (3273 views)
 Tasted by dboatguy on 7/1/2014: need to lock door! (3899 views)
 Tasted by geraldo on 4/14/2014 & rated 88 points: Leve, frutado, taninos leves. (4469 views)
 Tasted by cadams on 4/2/2014 & rated 85 points: Basic Bordeaux.
Mild red fruits but smooth on the palate.
Nothing special about it.
Drink now (4495 views)
 Tasted by Benetka on 3/23/2014 & rated 88 points: Red fruit, spice, and stone / minerals on the nose. Blackberry on the pallet. Good for a weeknight with nothing else going on. (2486 views)
 Tasted by Benetka on 3/23/2014 & rated 88 points: See prior note (2914 views)
 Tasted by Duderino on 3/12/2014 & rated 90 points: Great QPR! (2282 views)
 Tasted by slywka7 on 2/23/2014 & rated 89 points: Nice affordable Bordeaux with aromas of smoke, burning embers and blackberry. Didn't really didn't take that long to come around with flavors of blackberry, smoke, currant, iron and mineral. Finish was very nice for a $15 bottle. Worth exploring for someone looking to get into Bordeaux. (1737 views)
 Tasted by cadams on 2/12/2014 & rated 87 points: Dark red in color.
Decanted for 1 hour
Nose of boisenberries, cedar, cherry cough syrup, touch of alcohol.
Very dry wine on the palate, grippy tannins, fairly basic wine, but does have some red fruits behind the wall of tannins.
Think this could lay down for a few more years to mellow out. Not sure it will taste a whole lot better but should integrate more once those tannins settle in.
Medium-short finish, slighty bitter finish as well.
85 (1643 views)
 Tasted by Leomania on 1/28/2014 & rated 87 points: A decent midweek quaffer. I think a couple of years in the cellar did it some good, but it was ready. No notes to recall. (1219 views)
 Tasted by swivel112 on 12/29/2013 flawed bottle: Opened this one and while I'm still a novice something definitely seemed off, it had a mustiness and very unpleasant aftertaste. Since I had another bottle I decided to open that one to for comparison sake. Offensive smell and taste were not present in the second bottle so I'm going to call this one corked. (1873 views)
 Tasted by swivel112 on 12/29/2013 & rated 87 points: Opened to compare to a bottle that seemed corked. This one was much better. Last of 6 and I think the timing is good as this seems to be fading a bit. Still a great QPR for $12. (2267 views)
 Tasted by ABM on 12/8/2013 & rated 88 points: Very good value Bordeaux! (2314 views)
 Tasted by hcl-1 on 12/7/2013 & rated 84 points: Sehr gute, cremige Textur, samtige Tannine, gut eingebundene Säure ... aber wo sind die Kirschen ? Die kamen nicht so richtig raus, auch über mehrere Stunden nicht. Schade. Möglicherweise eine Verschlußphase, oder er ist einfach drüber. Die letzte Flasche wird damit wohl im Kochtopf enden. :) (2107 views)
 Tasted by JMartin on 11/29/2013: Not as good as I recall it once being (2199 views)
 Tasted by tschneid on 11/11/2013 & rated 89 points: - Garnet color with medium forming legs. It's somewhat balanced with a medium body. Smooth texture. (1716 views)
 Tasted by tschneid on 11/11/2013 & rated 89 points: - Garnet color and aromas of cherry and licorice anise. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of blackberry with a medium body. Linear texture with a medium finish. (2086 views)
 Tasted by tschneid on 11/11/2013 & rated 89 points: - Garnet color and aromas of blackberry. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of cherry and licorice anise with a medium body. Linear texture with a medium finish. (2247 views)
 Tasted by Oldworlddrinker on 10/23/2013 & rated 90 points: Consistent with prior notes, well integrated food friendly wine, enjoyed with a NY strip and cast iron roasted Brussels sprouts, delicious, salud! (2203 views)
 Tasted by jes0811 on 10/9/2013 & rated 86 points: Light, smooth. Better integration day 2. Good QPR (2299 views)
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2009 Château de Macard

50% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot.

Aged for 18 months in 50% French oak barrels and 50% in stainless steel tank.

Red Bordeaux Blend

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