2008 Boutisse Rouge, St-Emilion
This is a ripe, fleshy, toasty, modern-style version, boasting rich layers of raspberry ganache, crushed plum and boysenberry fruit, held together by stylish, fine-grained structure. Extra spice, anise and graphite notes fill in on the finish. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2016. 7,000 cases made.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A strong effort for this fairly-priced cuvee, the 2008 is one of the finest wines I have tasted from Boutisse. Displaying spicy oak, tobacco leaf, licorice, and smoky elements intermixed with sweet red and black currant fruit, this ripe, round, generous St.-Emilion is ideal for drinking during its first 12-15 years of life.