2008 Beaumont, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1047290

According to Stephen Tanzer: "Medium red. Effusively fruity nose redolent of ripe strawberry and spicecake. Ripe and soft on entry, but with plenty of acidity to frame and lift the ripe red fruit flavors. Finishes a tad warm but with smooth tannins and a late spicy kick. A highly enjoyable wine that should be very easy to drink." From Robert Parker: "...This is a pleasant, picnic-styled effort." (04/09) According to Decanter: "Young ruby, attractive red fruits, smooth, supple fruit, quite forward. Drink 2012." And from Wine Spectator: "A plush texture carries straightforward black cherry, tobacco and herb flavors, with moderate tannins and acidity. Slightly loose and rustic in texture, this is still juicy and fresh. Drink now through 2015." (03/11) 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.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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France

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Bordeaux

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