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Marjosse the pick of 09?

Château Marjosse is potentially the best buy of the 2009 vintage, according to the Quality Price Index featured in next month’s drinks business

With an average score of 88.5 it has been released at a mere £5.42 a bottle in bond, a far cry from Latour at nearly £600.

The Entre-Deux-Mers property was bought by Pierre Luton, owner of Cheval Blanc and CEO of d’Yquem, in 1997.

With only nine hectares of vineyard the blend is Merlot dominated with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and, unusually, Malbec making up the rest of the mix.

Meanwhile, on the Right Bank, Angélus released today at £1,200 for a case of six in bond.

With an opening rating of 96-100 points from Robert Parker, it is described by Berry Bros & Rudd as: “Full-bodied, viscous, with great intensity, vibrancy and transparency”.

For a full report on the QPI of the 2009 releases, read Fabian Cobb’s analysis in the July issue of the drinks business.

Rupert Millar, 24.06.2010

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