Red

2009 Château de la Rivière

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Fronsac
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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.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 152 (83%)
  • Consumed 31 (17%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

88% Like It  8 votes