2009 Chateau Paloumey Haut Medoc
Vintage – 2009
Region – France – Bordeaux – Haut Medoc
Varietal – 51% Cabernet and 49% Merlot
Pricing – $28.00
Alcohol – 14%
The wine is clear with a deep ruby, almost garnet color. The rim variation is a medium ruby.
The condition is clean (meaning no faults present in the wine). The aromas have a medium intensity of black fruits such as plum and blackberry mixed with a spice, herbaceous notes (asparagus) and oak.
This is a dry full-bodied wine with medium plus soft tannins and high acidity. I immediately get blackberry, plum and earthy notes on the palate that turn to a nice spice. This is followed by the vegetal note picked up on the nose.
This wine has a medium to long finish of cedar.
I thought this Chateau Paloumey Haut Medoc was a very good wine. A lot of flavors to keep the mind curious with a nice mix of fruit and non-fruit notes. From a personal standpoint, it was perfect for me who isn’t crazy on really fruity wines. Quick Tip: Decant a nice while before pouring to let it open up.
Food – Beef, Lamb, Game and Poultry (In our case it was a porterhouse, phenomenal and got me some good points with the wife.)
Wine Publication Ratings
Wine Enthusiast – 92pts.
Decanter – 4 Stars – Highly Recommended
Wine Spectator – 88pts.
Winemakers Tasting Notes
Spice, cedar and cinnamon on the nose. Ample, positive damson and plum fruit with a neat oak overlay. Structured, ripe tannins, soft balanced acidity and a fine dry finish.
About Chateau Paloumey – http://www.chateaupaloumey.com/en/