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11/08/2017

Bordeaux 2008: Branaire Ducru RP91, Cos D' Estournel RP92+,
Montrose WA94 & Pontet Canet RP96

Bordeaux 2008

Branaire Ducru 2008 - "A stunning success for the vintage, this enticing St.-Julien reveals notes of lead pencil shavings, sweet raspberries and black currants and a subtle touch of oak. Elegant, restrained yet authoritative and impressively intense, it is a medium to full-bodied, lightly tannic effort will be even better with 1-2 years of bottle age and will keep for 15-20 years." - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker: 91pts

Montrose 2008 - "It has a far superior bouquet compared to the underperforming 2006 with black fruit, minerals, fern and briary. It is very composed, almost understated, yet clearly with great potential. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, a fine line of acidity, powerful for the finish but with impressive mineralité and tension on the persistence finish. It is quite an audacious 2008 and one of the finest wines of the vintage." - Wine Advocate, Neal Martin: 94pts

Pontet Cantet 2008 - "A candidate for the “wine of the vintage,” Pontet Canet’s 2008 boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious aromas of sweet blueberries, blackberries and black currant fruit intertwined with lead pencil shavings, subtle barbecue smoke and a hint of forest floor. Full-bodied, with fabulous richness, texture and tremendous freshness, this first-growth-like effort is more developed than the uber-powerful 2010. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades. Bravo!" - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker: 96pts

Cos D Estournel 2008 - "Closed but promising, this is a classic Cos revealing lots of tannin along with damp earth, black currant, sweet black cherry, graphite, licorice and truffle characteristics. This medium to full-bodied, structured, firm, broodingly backward, impenetrable effort demands 5-6 years of bottle age; it should drink well for 20-25 years." - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker: 92+pts

 

Wines Ratings Special Offer
Branaire Ducru 2008 RP91 $85.00
Montrose 2008 WA94 $149.00
Pontet Canet 2008 (eta end Oct 2017) RP96 $159.00
Cos D' Estournel 2008 (eta end Oct 2017) RP92+ $185.00