2008 La Chapelle de la Mission, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)
91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Smoky, aromas, considerable new wood, spice and blackcurrant stalkiness. There is a definite amount of fruit, but the wood dominates. The final texture is dark and dry." (04/09) 89 points Wine Spectator: "The core of damson plum, red currant and lilac is slightly open-knit, though a briary edge keeps this honest, with enough tobacco and iron hints to please fans of the old school. Drink now through 2015." (03/11) According to Robert Parker: "The second wine now incorporates virtually everything that was in the Latour-Haut-Brion vineyard. The 2008 La Chapelle de la Mission exhibits spicy, earthy, forest floor-like notes intermixed with red currants and black fruits. It is a fresh, elegant, medium-bodied offering to enjoy during its first 10-12 years of life." (04/09) K&L's notes - * 39% Merlot, 56% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Elegant wine upfront with a chunky finish. Deep black fruit flavors. 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.