CLINET – 2008

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

94-97 RP.  “This is the greatest Clinet since the incredible duo made by the late Jean-Michel Arcaute in 1989 and 1990. The dense purple-colored 2008 offers up beautiful floral, blackberry, and pen ink-like notes, exceptional intensity, silky but elevated tannins, good freshness, precision, and nuance, a substantial size, and an extremely long finish with not a hard edge to be found.”

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DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER – 2008

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru classe de Graves in 1959.

WE 94. Dense, powerful wine that impresses both with its rich fruit and its balanced tannins. The whole wine is finely integrated, black berry flavors shot through with acidity and touches of wood. Certainly a wine for aging.

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DUHART MILON ROTHSCHILD – 2008

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

4th Growth in 1855 ( from the Lafite Group)

RP 95. Displays lots of currant and berries on the nose, with hints of sweet tobacco. Medium- to full-bodied, with tar and berry character, soft, round tannins and a medium finish.

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FULIGNI ESTATE – Brunello di Montalcino 2008

Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

Brunello Di Montalcino D.O.C.G.

RP 92. Aged for four years. With its elegant combination of fruit and spicy aromas,  the result of carefully selected grapes coming from low yields per hectare and is not produced in years when the quality of the harvested grapes is not suitable to maintain the high standards of the estate.

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L’ EVANGILE – 2008

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Right Bank excellence from Lafite-Rothschild stable.

94 RP.   88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. Deep dense purple-colored, with floral nose of sweet mulberries, black currants, and black cherries, a full-bodied, lush texture, silky tannins, and an exceptionally fine finish.

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LA PRADE – 2008

Cotes de Francs, Bordeaux, France

The smallest of the Bordeaux appellations,on the highest slopes of the Gironde, halfway between the valleys of the Isle and the Dordogne, to the east of Saint Emilion.

RP 87. Ripe blueberry and milk chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, with round, soft tannins and a fruity finish. Delicious and ready to drink.

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PAVIE DECESSE – 2008

Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru classe.

RP 94. Exotic and ambitious, with tiers of anise, violet, roasted fig, melted licorice and racy graphite offset by lush spice and blackberry confiture notes. The powerful finish lets everything play out with excellent definition.

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LEOVILLE POYFERRE – 2008

St. Julien, Bordeaux, France

2nd Growth Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 94.  Coffee, chocoalte, licorice, plum and blackberry jam aromatics are easy to find. Full bodied and concentrated with layers of dense, fruit, the wine ends with a jammy, dark berry and espresso bean filled finish.

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LEOVILLE LAS CASES – 2008

St. Julien, Bordeaux, France

 2nd Growth Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 93. Layer upon layer of crushed blackberry, fig paste and mulled black currant offset by smoldering tobacco, charcoal and anise notes.

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MONTROSE – 2008

St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

2nd Growth in 1855.

RP 95. Deep ruby color. Oak, black and red fruit made complex by tobacco notes are easy to find on the nose. The wine is concentrated. On the palate, sensations of ripe, dark black fruits fill your mouth. The tannins are polished with good sensations of freshness in the finish.

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COS D’ESTOURNEL – 2008

St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

2nd Growth Grande Cru in 1855.

RP 92.  This deeply colored wine with purple tints is almost opaque. On the nose are oak, boysenberry, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur with cassis scents. Here is a big wine, filled with dense, ripe fruit. The tannins are elegant and polished. The wine displays great purity of fruit. The finish is intense, clean, pure, and balanced.

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L’EGLISE CLINET – 2008

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Denis Durantou

RP 95. Inky/ruby/purple color as well as an exceptionally pure bouquet of creme de cassis, black raspberry liqueur, charcoal, and a hint of black truffles. Dense and pure with massive concentration yet undeniable elegance and precision. “”RP”

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LA MISSION HAUT BRION – 2008

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France

 Grand Cru classe de Graves in 1959.

RP 95.  Deeply colored with purple accents. Ripe black and blue fruits are easy to note in the perfume. The wine has a good concentration of suave, opulent fruit. The refined tannins, structure, and acidity give the wine body and a long, round, rich, fruit filled finish.

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LYNCH BAGES – 2008

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

Grand Cru in 1855.

RP 93. A sensational effort for the vintage, this textured, opulent, superb Lynch Bages is already strutting its stuff and should easily last for 20 years. Medium to full-bodied with an opaque dense purple color, notes of flowers and cassis, a layered texture that builds incrementally in the mouth and tremendous purity and depth, it can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more. Bravo! ”RP”

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LAFITA ROTHSCHILD – 2008

Pauilac, Bordeaux, France

1st Growth in 1855.

RP 98. WE 100. Almost black in color, this stunning wine is gorgeous, rich and dense. It’s grand and powerful, with a strong sense of its own importance. The beautiful tannins and the fragrant black currant fruits are palpable. It’s a great wine, with huge potential. ”WE”

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CANON – 2008

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Premier Grand Cru.

The Château Canon 2008 expresses sweet raspberry, blue fruit, petrichor, and strong floral characteristics. These are followed by a fresh, lively, full bodied wine that offers a balance of power and finesse. With good purity, texture, and length, this wine will require patience as the tannins, while sweet and velvety, are noticeable.

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BARDE-HAUT 2008

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Grand Cru classe.


RP 89 / WS 92. Ripe and polished, with lots of blackberry, plum sauce and melted black licorice notes that are carried by dense but velvety tannins. Extra anise, violet and incense notes push through the vivid finish, where there’s plenty of buried grip.
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FIEUZAL, DE – 2008

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France 

Grand Cru classe de Graves in 1959.

RP 92.  Ruby red in color with aromas of blackberry, plum, spice cake, graphite and tobacco. Medium-full in body with excellent structure and silky tannins and rich flavors of plums, blackberries, cassis and spice. It is beautifully balanced to be enjoyed now and over the next 12-15 years. The wine is long and smooth on the finish.

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DURCI BEAUCAILLON – 2008

St.Julien, Bordeaux, France
2nd Growth in 1855

RP 95. Excellent subtle nose, just the right balance of earthiness and fruit focus. Comes to an almost perfect finish.
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LA GAFFELIERE – 2008

St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Premier Grand Cru
RP 93. A nicely wound core of cherry sauce, plum and blackberry fruit, wrapped with melted licorice, sweet spice and a flash of black tea. Pure, ripe fruit takes a nice encore on the fresh finish. Drink now. ”WS”
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HENRI BONNAUD – Rouge – 2008

Provence, Palete, France
Passport to Provence. 100 years of Family winemaking.
Red and black fruit aromas of raspberries and plum reach you first. Palette then elicits herbal flavors that mix with the summery taste of ripe raspberries, supple bing cherries, and juicy pomegranate. Medium bodied wine.
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Awards & Scores : Best Red of Provence in the Bettane & Desseauve Guide 2012, 1 * in the Hachette wine guide 2010, Bronze Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2010

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