The 2009 Providence has a complex and refined bouquet with brambly red fruit, mulberry, black truffle and light tobacco scents. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well judged acidity, very harmonious and poised with an elegant, tobacco and white pepper tinged finish that becomes ferrous with aeration. This feels full mature but it should continue to drink well for a number of years. What a great showing from the Pomerol cru that is now part of La Fleur-Pétrus. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. 2020 – 2038
This 100% Merlot cuvee from Christian Moueix is an atypically masculine, full-bodied, muscular wine for Moueix. This opaque blue/purple wine displays notes of black cherries, truffles, damp earth and licorice. Full-bodied, very deep and powerful, it will need of 6-8 years of cellaring but should keep for 25-30 years. It has the potential to be the best Providence to date.