The 2009 vintage was born under the double sign of precocity and warmth. The buds opened about 10 days earlier than usual. The plants carried on being ahead of time all along the summer. A fast blossoming explains why the ripeness of the berries was homogeneous.
The temperatures have been higher than normal constantly from April to harvest time. The month before harvest was exceptionally hot and dry. This weather explains the extremely high level of ripeness in the grapes as well as their impeccable state of health.
The wines are noticeable for their naturally high alcohol degrees, an average acidity, deep colours and silky tannins. One notices the purity of the aromas of ripened fruits.
2009 brilliantly perpetuates the legend that accompanies last century vintages ending in 9.
Amongst this glorious line, it probably reminds us mostly of the 1989 vintage.
2009 marks the 150th vintage since the Gros family bought the Clos des Réas. To celebrate this anniversary, a special label inspired by the original design was being created.