2008 Latour, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)
96-98 points Robert Parker: "Damn me for saying it, but I actually think the 2008 Latour will turn out to be even better than the 2005 or 2000...A fabulous infant, it exhibits an inky/purple color as well as extraordinarily pure notes of creme de cassis, crushed rocks, and flowers. The fact that there is no hint of oak is a testament to the vintage's density and richness. The wine possesses full-bodied power as well as a boatload of tannin, and it is even more backward than Lafite Rothschild. Nevertheless, the hallmark of a great wine and potentially top-notch vintage is the sweetness of the tannin, and that is evident. The wine is young, unevolved, and incredibly pure (another hallmark of this unexpectedly magical vintage) with an amazingly long, textured, layered finish. It should be forgotten for 5-8 years, and consumed over the following four decades." (04/09) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Elegance and fruit are the hallmarks at Latour in 2008. The tannins are present, but subdued. The balance is what is impressive, with tight ripe fruits, nothing over-stated." (04/09) 91-94 points Wine Spectator: "Offers currant and blackberry aromas, with hints of flowers. Starts as a slow attack on the palate, then builds with superpolished tannins and pretty fruit, offering berries and mineral. Long and caressing." (Tasting Higlight, 04/09) Please note - 2008 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will arrive between Jan-Dec 2011. We will contact you for shipping instructions.