2008 Malartic-Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)
93 points Wine Enthusiast: "A powerful, ripe wine, solid tannins and rich black plum and currant fruits. The wine is very much in the Malartic-Lagravière style of rich, dense fruits layered with tannins." (4/1/2011) 91 points Robert Parker: "One of the most successful wines of the vintage, this blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot achieved 13.5% natural alcohol. It exhibits a deep ruby/purple color along with sweet notes of creosote, graphite, lead pencil shavings, black currants, plums and licorice. Medium to full-bodied and silky with good underlying acidity, it is a juicy, savory, quintessentially elegant wine that will benefit from several years of cellaring and last for 15+ years." (05/11) 90 points Wine Spectator: "This muscular red is inky in color and delivers dark flavors of cassis, anise, tar and tobacco. There's solid, polished tannins and just enough acidity to keep it all fresh. Brooding now, but harmonious. Best from 2013 through 2020." (04/11) 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.