2009 Pomerol from Bordeaux
Chateau Fayat was created following the merger of Commanderie de Mazeyres, Château Prieurs de la Commanderie, and Château Vieux Bourgneuf. The vineyard lies on exceptionally divers soils. The 2009 Chateau Fayat blend combines higher proportions of Merlot with Cabernet Franc.
The vintage displays a deep red hue. The deep, fruity, and wooded nose reveals luscious aromas of black fruits and pepper. The 2009 Chateau Fayat offers a creamy palate, with plum, blackberry, earth, oak, kirsch, and spices enhanced with a hint of tobacco, along with toasted tannins.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
I missed on this one completely from the barrel, rating it entirely too high. It is certainly a good wine, with notes of chocolate, mocha and espresso as well as hints of mulberries and black cherries, but it is nowhere near the level of concentration the barrel sample had suggested. This blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc is medium-bodied deep plum/ruby in color, and best drunk over the next 7-8 years.