• Champagne Blend - 750ML
    • JA 100
    • JS 98
    • VN 98
    janeanson.com, 100 points

    Easily the best Champagne I had all year, first tasted at a château lunch. I couldn't stop thinking about it, and eventually bought a bottle for my husband's 50th. Just so much power and precision, while still having the...

    Reg: $375.00 $274.94
    11 in Pre-Arrival
    • WA 95
    • WS 92
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 95 points

    Currently being offered to mailing list members as part of a three-vintage pack (2008, 2013, 2018 for $700), the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a killer wine that should continue to drink well for another 15 years or...

    Reg: $259.94 $219.94
    24+ 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
    3 in Pre-Arrival
  • Champagne Blend - 750ML
    • JS 99
    • JD 98
    • TWI 98
    jamessuckling.com, 99 points

    Amazing aromas of sweet uncooked pie crust with almonds. Then you smell dried apples, apricots and pineapple. Grilled fruits, too. Full-bodied. So tangy and energetic with sizzling acidity and creamy tannins. Flavorful...

    Reg: $449.00 $329.00
    5 in Pre-Arrival
    • 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
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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 Pre-Arrival
    • 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
    21 in stock
  • 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
    • 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
  • 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
    • 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
    15 in Pre-Arrival
    • WS 90
    Wine Spectator, 90 points

    Sweet cherry, raspberry, spice and earth aromas and flavors play off the open texture and round profile of this red, with a firm structure buried underneath. Fine length. Best from 2012 through 2022. 750 cases made. — BS

    Reg: $89.94 $69.94
    16 in stock
  • 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 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Sauternes Blend - 750ML
    • WE 98
    • TWI 97
    • WA 94
    Wine Enthusiast, 98 points

    (WE 96-98 points) Impressively balanced, with the fruit rich, intense with a golden glow. The acidity is as important as the freshness, giving a delicious lift to the core of dry, concentrated botrytis. Obviously a great...

    Reg: $425.00 $359.00
    6 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
    • 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
    • WA 93
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 93 points

    (93+ points) Giuseppe Quintarelli's namesake 2008 Rosso del Bepi (made well before this legendary figure would pass away in 2012) is made in the so-called average vintages when Amarone is not produced. This wine replaces...

    Reg: $450.00 $350.00
    1 in Pre-Arrival
  • Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
    • DC 97
    • JL 97
    • WA 96
    Decanter, 97 points

    I loved this vintage of Haut Brion en primeur and am so happy that it has more than lived up to expectations now that it is well into its second decade of life. The fruit remains layered and complex; with plump but...

    Reg: $625.00 $545.00
    6 in Pre-Arrival