90 Points The Loudenne 2009 has a well-defined, open-knit but not diffuse nose that lets those vibrant red fruits really shine. The palate is well-knit, perhaps just a little to reliant on the oak, but has very good depth and vigour towards the harmonious finish. Nice purity here. Excellent.
Recommended Bordeaux "Restrained and beautiful in a classic Medoc/Pauillac style, with notes of new oak. Very classy."
90 Points An amazing wine for this price. Hedonistic aromas of leather, tar, mocha, spice and affluence. Château Loudenne is another exceptional value-priced Bordelaise producer whose fruit-forward, balanced libation would match beautiful with an afternoon luncheon. This winner from the excellent 2000 vintage would match well with roast lamb or prime rib.
Recommended Buy "This handsome cru bourgeois property is one of the Medoc's better-kept secrets. Its 200 bottling captures the depth and richness of this vintage... with pleasing notes of plum and coffee."
Recommended "If you don't get a piece of the action, you'll be missing a chance to snag this momentous vintage at a modest price. At around $20, the Cru Bourgeois Chateau Loudenne 2000 provides many of the thrills of the $100 bottles, tasting much like one of the better Pauillacs of the vintage."
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