On my tastings to date, the hype surrounding the greatness of the Bordeaux 2009 vintage appears entirely justified. Buy, buy, buy, I say. Which is of course great news for all except for your bank balance. Chateau Patache d’Aux, a cru bourgeois from the Médoc appellation to the north of the left bank in Bordeaux, has produced a very good wine here in the 2009 vintage. It is deeply coloured and classically profiled. Its aromatics remind of blackcurrant and cedar. Its palate is a reasonably firm expression of cabernet sauvignon, with fine grained tannins emerging with time in the glass. Were this wine tasted blind, I suspect it would be mistakable for a lesser cru classé.