2008 Lilian Ladouys, St-Estèphe (Previously $22)
Since the futures tasting in 2009, the wood element has been tamed. It is still an important factor, but the fruit has blossomed, showing a solid core of tannins, surrounded by dark plum and red fruit flavors. It will need many years, but everything is here now.
This is ripe and filled in, with a good core of red currant, damson plum and cherry fruit that picks up savory herb, mineral and tea notes as it moves through the focused finish. Drink now through 2016. (Web-2011)
We discovered this fabulous bargain while tasting at the Medocaine negociant office last April. So ripe and sweet-especially for a rather hard vintage. All ripe fruit flavors. A steal.