Made up of 48% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc with a little Petit Verdot, Brilletteâ€™s 2009 has an opaque ruby/purple color and some serious tannin. This is an impressively constituted vin de garde made in a potentially long-aging style. It should drink nicely for 15 or more years, as this is another over-achiever from the Association of Crus Bourgeois.
Very solid, with a nice cocoa-tinged frame to the core of crushed plum, cassis and mulled spice notes. The long, velvety finish shows nicely integrated grip. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2017. 10,000 cases made.Â â€“JM