As we have stated in our vintage overview, this is not the most homogenous vintage, particularly for many of the less expensive wines. However, if you look closely, (and we did at literally hundreds), you can discover some great value wines for short to medium term drinking. La Chenade is always one of our favourite value buys and the 2009 is definitely a wine to stock up with. Seductive, soft, plumy fruit, very lush and suave with great intensity, precision and a beautiful silky texture. Very smart.