2008 Branon, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)
92 points Robert Parker: "A sleeper of the vintage, the dense ruby/purple-tinged 2008 Branon displays chocolatey, earthy undertones intermixed with black currants and Asian plum sauce. Medium to full-bodied, rich, impressively endowed, supple and evolved, it can be drunk over the next 10-12 years." (04/09) 89 points Wine Spectator: "Juicy and expressive, this polished red delivers bright black cherry, blackberry, espresso and mineral flavors, with leaf and tobacco notes. Very fresh and focused, with firm tannins. Drink now through 2014." (03/11) 89-92 points Tanzer: "Deep ruby. Cabernet franc-influenced aromas of violet, delicate coffee and chocolate. Enters the mouth tight and firm, with deep, youthfully closed flavors of spicy plum, dark chocolate and oaky torrefaction. Then finishes quite firm and a touch lean. This wine is produced by Helene Garcin from two choice hectares planted on sandy gravel over clay-one entirely merlot, the other a promiscuous mix of 45-year-old vines of both cabernet varieties, though Garcin notes that the franc is the more abundant one." Please note - 2008 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will arrive between Jan 2011 and Dec 2011 We will contact you for shipping instructions.