• JS 95
    • JD 93
    • JL 93
    jamessuckling.com, 95 points

    Decadent and rich on the nose with lots of ripe fruit and meaty undertones. Almost truffle-like. Full body, lots of ripe tannins and plenty of fruit. Still needs time to soften. Big and juicy for the vintage. Better in...

    Reg: $144.94 $129.94
    1 in stock
    • DC 95
    • JA 95
    • VN 94
    Decanter, 95 points

    You're getting the aged, mature aromas; cola, toffee, caramel, vanilla and blackcurrant. Slightly subdued on the palate. still knitted down but so well structured, this will age for years to come. The flavours fill the...

    Reg: $144.94 $119.94
    4 in Pre-Arrival
  • Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
    • WA 95
    • JD 95
    • WE 95
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 95 points

    The medium to deep garnet colored 2008 Cos d'Estournel is blended of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Pow! The nose explodes with notes of baked cherries, preserved plums, fried herbs, beef...

    Reg: $209.94 $179.94
    10 in Pre-Arrival
  • Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
    • DC 97
    • JL 94
    • JA 93
    Decanter, 97 points

    Like the 2004, cool blue fruit with floral flourishes. But the 2008 has superior mid-palate concentration, revealing yet another underrated vintage that you should purchase, as it came before the 'sexier' 2009 vintage...

    Reg: $179.94 $149.94
    15 in stock
  • Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
    • JD 96
    • JL 96
    • WA 96
    jebdunnuck.com, 96 points

    Unquestionably one of the gems in the vintage is the 2008 Pontet-Canet, which reminds me of the 2005 with its concentrated, deep, powerful style. Beautiful dark fruits, graphite, obvious minerality, and classic Pauillac...

    Reg: $144.94 $129.94
    1 in Pre-Arrival
    • DC 97
    • NM 96
    • JD 95
    Decanter, 97 points

    Remarkably fresh and delicate nose yet full of spicy and graphite notes for this still youthful wine of impressive depth. Merlot seems to dominate at this stage, as evidenced by a juicy, full-bodied, and suave mouthfeel...

    Reg: $2,950.00 $2,495.00
    1 in Pre-Arrival
    • VN 96
    • JD 95
    • WA 95
    Vinous, 96 points

    The 2008 La Mission Haut-Brion has an open, feisty, lively bouquet with blackberry, briary, cedar, black olive and a light seaweed (Japanese nori) aroma. This is wonderful, an intoxicating bouquet. The palate is...

    Reg: $375.00 $274.94
    10 in Pre-Arrival
    • WA 98
    • JL 97
    • NM 97
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 98 points

    A candidate for the -wine of the vintage- the 2008 should have been purchased before it began to soar in value because of the significance of the number 8 in the Chinese culture (denoting good luck). Representing 40% of...

    Reg: $1,150.00 $845.00
    14 in Pre-Arrival
  • Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
    • WE 96
    • JS 94
    • JD 92
    Wine Enthusiast, 96 points

    <strong> # 12 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2011</strong>; A dense beautifully structured wine. It shows intense ripe fruit with balanced acidity. It's the fine tannins that give it such...

    Reg: $139.94 $119.94
    14 in Pre-Arrival
  • Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
    • JD 96
    • JL 96
    • WA 96
    jebdunnuck.com, 96 points

    Unquestionably one of the gems in the vintage is the 2008 Pontet-Canet, which reminds me of the 2005 with its concentrated, deep, powerful style. Beautiful dark fruits, graphite, obvious minerality, and classic Pauillac...

    Reg: $284.94 $264.94
    1 in Pre-Arrival
  • Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
    • JS 96
    • VN 92
    • TWI 92
    jamessuckling.com, 96 points

    A subtle, refined 2009 with complex aromas and flavors of currant, smoke, mineral and lead pencil. Full body with ultra-refined tannins and a long, long finish. An integrated, beautiful Beychevelle. Hard not to drink now...

    Reg: $179.94 $149.94
    24+ in stock
    • WE 92
    Wine Enthusiast, 92 points

    The second wine of Château Pichon-Longueville is soft, perfumed and delicious. It's a wine with plenty of juicy fruit, though at this stage the wood is too dominant. The finish shows a hint of spice. ROGER VOSS

    Reg: $149.94 $139.94
    20 in stock
    • WE 92
    Wine Enthusiast, 92 points

    The second wine of Château Pichon-Longueville is soft, perfumed and delicious. It's a wine with plenty of juicy fruit, though at this stage the wood is too dominant. The finish shows a hint of spice. ROGER VOSS

    Reg: $675.00 $525.00
    1 in stock
    • DC 97
    • NM 96
    • JD 95
    Decanter, 97 points

    Remarkably fresh and delicate nose yet full of spicy and graphite notes for this still youthful wine of impressive depth. Merlot seems to dominate at this stage, as evidenced by a juicy, full-bodied, and suave mouthfeel...

    Reg: $3,950.00 $3,600.00
    1 in Pre-Arrival
    • WE 96
    • JS 94
    • JD 92
    Wine Enthusiast, 96 points

    <strong> # 12 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2011</strong>; A dense beautifully structured wine. It shows intense ripe fruit with balanced acidity. It's the fine tannins that give it such...

    Reg: $269.94 $239.94
    2 in Pre-Arrival
  • Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
    • JD 98
    • DC 98
    • WA 98
    jebdunnuck.com, 98 points

    Ruby/violet-colored, with a deep, intense nose of ripe fruits, underbrush, flowers, tapenade, and white truffles, the 2008 Château Ausone hits the palate with a deep, concentrated, yet reserved, incredibly elegant style...

    Reg: $845.00 $675.00
    5 in Pre-Arrival
    • WA 96
    • NM 96
    • JG 96
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 96 points

    Tasted with Baptiste Guinaudeau, the 2008 Lafleur is a wine for which I have a lot of time, and as it approaches a decade old, it is beginning to loosen up a little. There is plenty of fruit on the nose—more than I have...

    Reg: $9,500.00 $7,250.00
    1 in stock
  • Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
    • DC 97
    • JD 97
    • WE 96
    Decanter, 97 points

    This stood out immediately among the five first growth wines for its floral hit right off the first nose. The epitome of elegance, as I found at the 10-year point, but it is now also starting to deepen and layer, with...

    Reg: $695.00 $525.00
    12 in Pre-Arrival
  • Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
    • JL 96
    • VN 95
    • DC 95
    TheWineCellarInsider.com, 96 points

    Starting to develop secondary nuances, with air you find flowers, tobacco, red fruits and cigar box notes. This is a classic style of Cheval Blanc, with concentration, energy and freshness that will require another decade...

    Reg: $695.00 $545.00
    6 in Pre-Arrival
  • Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
    • JL 95
    • WA 95
    • JD 94
    TheWineCellarInsider.com, 95 points

    Young, full bodied, rich and intense, the wine is loaded with dark fruit, which you can easily see in its color. There is intensity, earthyness, smoke, licorice, espresso and black cherry from start to finish. The wine is...

    Reg: $144.94 $119.94
    12 in Pre-Arrival