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2009 Château de la Rivière
Red Bordeaux Blend
Community Tasting Notes 12
derekjohn Likes this wine: (88 points)
December 6, 2015 - Very good, cheapish, Bordeaux. Youthful purple-red probably indicating that this wine will be better in 3 - 5 years. On the nose: dry, plum, sweet cigar cedar box, dried meat (bresaola). Still a bit tannic but sweet leather, at the back spice (cinnamon), quite peppery. Good with food. Lingers.
maxima wrote: (87 points)
November 16, 2015 - Pas méchant mais le vin semble déjà à point, cuir, anis et chanpignons.
On ne tardera pas avec les autres!
jskuek Likes this wine: (90 points)
June 21, 2015 - Full bodied, great value with some tobacco, coffee, med+ finishing.
neilemc Likes this wine: (90 points)
May 18, 2015 - Inky dark ruby rimmed color. Complex nose of earthy spice, berry liqueur, coffee and oak, with secondary vanilla and licorice. Not quite as intense palate - dark chocolate and dark roast, baking spice, plums, and fine sweet tannins. Delicious and good value!
Eboracum wrote: (84 points)
March 5, 2015 - I can see why this wine won a Médaille d'Or at Paris in 2011 and appeals to a lot of people, particularly at the quite democratic price I paid (c.€13). Colour is almost black and quite opaque. Nose is well developed with rich dark fruit, vanilla and a piquant touch. Palate is quite full bodied and shows rich and slightly sweet rose tinted dark fruit of a sombre hue with a richly bitter kick towards the finish which I guess owes as much to alcohol (14.5%) as to ripe tannins. For me, the overall impression was marred by low acidity and marked notes of vanilla which together lead to a lack of freshness and the beginning of cloying. Further ageing might attenuate the vanilla flavours but, in the absence of good acidity, I can't see the balance improving. Quite good.1 person found this helpful Comment
Pro Reviews 1
By Jancis Robinson, MW
(Ch de la Rivière Fronsac Red) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2009
- Type Red
- Producer Château de la Rivière
- Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Bordeaux
- SubRegion Libournais
- Appellation Fronsac
- UPC Code 714153113493
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 150 (82%)
- Consumed 33 (18%)