2008 Haut Bergey, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)
92-94+ points Robert Parker: "The earthy, smoky notes intermixed with notions of black fruits and road tar found in this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot are classic Graves traits. Sweet, dense fruit, with tremendous opulence, a layered mouthfeel, and excellent purity, freshness, and ripe tannins are displayed in abundance in this beautifully made offering from proprietor Helene Garcin. It should age effortlessly for 20 years." (04/09) 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "A wine that offers all the right characters. The fruit has a lively, vivid juiciness, with sweet berry fruits. The tannins have just a touch of toast, but essentially come from the dense fruit." (04/09) 89-91 points Stephen Tanzer: "Opaque ruby-purple. The restrained but very deep nose hints at minerals, blackberry, blackcurrant and tobacco leaf, along with traces of cedar and graphite. More expressive on the palate, where rich, ripe dark fruit flavors are nicely framed by harmonious acids and suave tannins. Finishes long and sweet, with hints of dark roasted coffee bean and dark chocolate. The best Haut-Bergey I recall tasting at this stage of its evolution." 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.