2008 Vieux-Château-Certan, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)
92-94 points Robert Parker: "The 2008 Vieux Chateau Certan was still going through * malolactics when I tasted it, so my score is probably on the low side. ...It reveals outstanding potential, and once malo is finished, I would expect the wine to put on more weight and flesh. It reveals a dense purple color, plenty of depth, beautiful sweet, pure blue and red fruits, and notes of camphor as well as incense. The wine’s striking freshness, length, and overall potential are promising. Production is off by 25% as there will be 3,000 rather than the normal 4,000 cases of the 2008.Given the structure, acids, and overall concentration, this wine should evolve for 25-35 years." (04/09) 91-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red. Perfumed, sweet nose offers red cherry, raspberry, cinnamon and mineral aromas. Sweet and round on entry, then polished and smooth in the middle, with raspberry and red cherry flavors extended impressively by bright, harmonious acidity. A potential knockout. By the way, the acidity is higher than usual at 3.45 grams per liter, and the wine does in fact have a very fresh feel. For the first time since 2000, Cabernet Sauvignon is back in the blend..." (May/June '09) 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.