2009 Chateau Nicot, Bordeaux

Press and Tasting Notes

From an exceptional vintage, the 2009 Chateau Nicot boasts rich, ripe red fruit and a velvety texture, characteristics of much more expensive wines. A fine line of acidity cuts through its rich texture. The well balanced tannins act as ample support for the rich fruit flavors. A touch of earth and spice round out this palate pleaser. From grille ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured July 21, 2013

THE REVIEW

Twenty-two miles south of Bordeaux we stumbled across this little gem. In a vintage characterized as extraordinary, an otherwise good value Bordeaux has become a great value Bordeaux.
    We have always enjoyed Chateau Nicot as an everyday red, however, the exceptional 2009 vintage has raised the quality of this "sleeper" to a level well beyond its price point.
    Like a rising tide lifting all boats, the 2009 Chateau Nicot boasts rich, ripe red fruit and a velvety texture - characteristics of much more expensive wines. A fine line of acidity cuts through its core. The well balanced tannins act as ample support for the rich fruit flavors. A touch of earth and spice round out this palate pleaser.
    You can dress this Bordeaux up or down depending on your evening. I last enjoyed this under the radar red at a barbecue with grilled tenderloin rubbed with cracked pepper and roasted fresh Jersey corn. It easily rose to the occasion and stood up to the smoky grill flavors and continued to show well as an after dinner sipper. No matter what your needs, this wine is sure to please. Enjoy over the next 5 years.Read More »