2009 Château Picque Caillou

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • Zoomin Z Likes this wine: (89 points)

    February 24, 2016 - Leisurely consumed over 3 hours from a half bottle. Fresh, still primary red fruit at first, notably cherry with cedar; some black fruits noted later in the evening. A medium weight body, still quite dry. Drying tannins still present on the finish, with cigar tobacco on the palate. One could still easily wait 4-5 years on the next bottle.

  • WMWG Does not like this wine: (74 points)

    December 5, 2015 - This is gross; its completely marred by new oak. No gravel, no fruit, just oak. Its too bad because this had really nice acids underneath what little of the fruit wasn’t being drowned out by oak.

  • Zoomin Z Likes this wine: (87 points)

    September 30, 2013 - A bit more closed this time, sweet cherry on the nose, nicely balanced and generous fruit and acidity, mild tannins, not especially memorable. Probably now is the time to wait on this vintage, maybe 4-5 years.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Ken63 Likes this wine: (89 points)

    June 12, 2013 - Quite soft and light-medium body, could do with more body & structure,modest reasonably integrated tannins at this point but dark chocolate, currant, mocha, red fruit( e.g., cherry) flavors are nice with modest, but enjoyable finish. A little alcohol nose but that seems to fade with air time and may drop out with another year in in the bottle. Nice wine for the price point, but lacks complexity of more serious 2009s

  • John McCabe wrote: (92 points)

    March 4, 2013 - Am surprised how good this is. Quite soft and light, could do with more weight, but quite lovely. Has a creamy texture that I welcome and don't normally find with wine at this relatively low price point. Drinking fine right now as far as I can see. Only thing missing is weight and intensity, but there's no edge or waywardness. As good as this is, I tasted the '10 at the SF UGC too, and found it to be perhaps even better

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/18/2011 (link)

    (Ch Picque Caillou Pessac-Léognan Red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

    (Chateau Picque Caillou Pessac Leognan) Subscribe to see review text.

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    4/2/2010 (link)

    (Ch Picque Caillou Pessac-Léognan Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2010, Issue #26, The 2009 Bordeaux Vintage- Futures’ Glory?

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Picque Caillou
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 414 (84%)
  • Consumed 81 (16%)

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