Bettane et Desseauve have selected for Terre de Vins the 20 best wines of Pomerol 2009 and Clos du Beau Pere was included :
"This property of four hectares, formerly called Chateau Ratouin was bought by Jean Luc Thunevin in 2006. Its vineyard consists of two parts: two hectares on sandy soils and two on the plateau in the sector of Bourgneuf. Both different terroir are blended together to create Le Clos du Beau Père, the wine is named after the father of his wife Murielle. This wine is creamy and juicy. 15/20
Varietals: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes: This consensual Pomerol has firm tannins but a very good constitution. Powerful and focused, it will be perfect with chicken with truffles or beef cheek confit."
The wines included in this list of honor are Château Le Gay, Château Bonalgue, Clos du Clocher, but also well rated Château Franc Maillet (6th), Château La Violette (13th)