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2008 Billecart-Salmon "Cuvée Louis" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
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96 points James Suckling: "Complex and rich nose of dried apricot, lemon pith, dried pineapple, praline, hazelnut, white cocoa, chalk and nutmeg. Creamy and delicious fruit here, yet it’s mineral and refined with very fine, precise bubbles. Structured, with a sharp, persistent backbone of acidity. Long and very focused." (05/2022) K&L Notes: An oak-aged expression from this historic house, from some of the best parcels in the Côte des Blancs. From the winery: "This cuvée was named in tribute to Louis, Elisabeth Salmon’s brother, who was passionate abou...
Price: $199.99

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From a single parcel in Urville, the 2008 Brut Grande Sendrée is exceptional, opening in the glass with incipiently rich aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit, brioche, marzipan and wheat toast that seems to be on the cusp of acquiring more nutty complexity. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and tight-knit, with superb concentration and structural tension, built around racy acids and concluding with an attractively chalky finish. In keeping with the vintage, this is quite a tensile, reserved G...

2008 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "SLV" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
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95 points Wine Enthusiast: "An awesome Cabernet, so elegant, powerful and refined. As softly attractive as it is, it has a reserve of power that should enable it to age effortlessly. Ripe, sweet tannins house exorbitant flavors of blackberries and cassis, accented with new oak. It makes for a full-bodied, showy 100% Cabernet, drinkable now and over the next 15 years. " (04/2012) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon SLV Estate emerges from the glass with dark plums, black cherries, smoke, licorice and tar as well as terr...
Price: $139.99

2008 Piper-Heidsieck "Cuvée Rare" Brut Champagne
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97 points Wine Spectator: "Like a stallion out of the gate, this shows an initial explosion of power, in the form of mouthwatering flavors and fine texture, before quickly settling into an elegant gait. The racy acidity is seamlessly knit, buoying the lacy mousse and flavors of cassis, toasted brioche and tangerine, with accents of candied ginger, hazelnut and fleur de sel lingering on the long, creamy finish. (AN)" (12/2020) 95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A gorgeous, yet tight, backward vintage for this cuvée, the 2008 Champagne Rare is based on 70% Chardonn...
Price: $179.99

2008 Zýme "La Mattonara" Amarone della Valpocella Classico Riserva (Pre-Arrival) (Pre-Arrival)
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98 points Vinous: "The 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva La Mattonara keeps you at the edge of the glass, as it opens up in layers, showing dried cherries, currants and hints of pine. Further coaxing brings forward savory smoke followed by crushed blackberries, cinnamon, clove and candied citrus. The textures are like pure silk, slowly draped across the palate with a polished sheen, leaving ripe red and black fruits, mocha, sweet herbs and autumnal spice. You can feel the weight, yet the 2008 remains remarkably balanced, vibrant and flat-out delici...
Price: $349.99

96 points Decanter: "Closed and tight right now, there are clear bright and well-defined cassis notes but those tannins still have grip and attitude, and it is pretty clear that a full ten years in bottle is not always enough to fully soften Opus. This vintage saw a very low yield, two tonnes instead of the usual four, due not only to the heat spell in September but also because it was the last year of an irrigation programe where they were restricting water to drive the roots further down into the soil. (JA)" (09/2019) 95 points Vinous: "A gorgeous wi...

95 points Connoisseurs Guide: "There are times, and this is clearly one of them, when measuring a wine by its label-stated alcohol level is an exercise in self denial. Better that one should measure this one by its gorgeous, focused, deep and balanced character because this is a refined, complex effort with layers and layers of on-point attractions. Its handsome aromas combine notes of ripe cherries with those of raspberries, new leather, hints of cedar and a nice suggestion of rich hardwoods. Admittedly full in body, yet silky in texture and very well-b...

2008 Catena Zapata "Nicolás Catena Zapata" Bordeaux Blend Mendoza
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98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Nicolas Catena Zapata is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec, and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc that spent 24 months in 100% new French oak followed by 24 months in bottle prior to release. It delivers an inviting bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, espresso, incense, lavender, black currant, and black cherry. This sets the stage for a full-bodied, powerful yet elegant, beautifully proportioned effort with great depth and volume. It conceals plenty of structure and will effortless...
Price: $119.99

98 points James Suckling: "An amazing 2008 rosé Champagne that has all the structure and aromatic complexity - sushi ginger, oolong tea and caramelized mandarin orange - we associate with this vintage, but also has more charm than most. On the palate, this has stunning concentration, yet is diamond bright. The interplay of creaminess, fine tannins and mineral acidity builds and builds at the breathtaking finish. The color comes from about 7% pinot noir red wine, partly from the little-known Les Riceys in the far south of Champagne. Drink or hold. " (11/2...
Price: $149.99

96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Unquestionably one of the gems in the vintage is the 2008 Pontet-Canet, which reminds me of the 2005 with its concentrated, deep, powerful style. Beautiful dark fruits, graphite, obvious minerality, and classic Pauillac lead pencil notes all emerge from this still youthful, full-bodied, and pure 2008 that’s 4-5 years away from maturity and will keep for 30+ years. Hats off to Alfred Tesseron for another awesome wine that ranks up with the crème de la crème of the vintage." (02/2019) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A ca...

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It is hard to call Petrus a 'sleeper of the vintage,' but the 2008 will merit more attention than most consumers would think. Low yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare resulted in only 25,000 bottles of this beauty. A wine of great intensity (possibly the most concentrated wine of the vintage), this 100% Merlot boasts a dark purple color as well as a sweet perfume of mocha, caramel, black cherries, black currants, earth and forest floor. Deep, unctuously textured, full-bodied and pure, it will benefit from 4-5 yea...

94 points Decanter: "Supremely attractive nose of lemon, lime, dry stone fruits, Christmas cake, nutmeg, vanilla and almond. Delicate texture on the palate with a very long finish. (SF)" (09/2021) 94 points James Suckling: "Complex aromas of dried citrus fruit, such as orange and peach with pie crust. Some brioche. White pepper. Full-bodied, dense and layered. Very deep and beautiful. Needs time to come together, but already a beauty." (07/2019) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Pretty floral and spice notes on the nose lead to ripe golden apple, slivered a...
Price: $139.99

96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Unquestionably one of the gems in the vintage is the 2008 Pontet-Canet, which reminds me of the 2005 with its concentrated, deep, powerful style. Beautiful dark fruits, graphite, obvious minerality, and classic Pauillac lead pencil notes all emerge from this still youthful, full-bodied, and pure 2008 that’s 4-5 years away from maturity and will keep for 30+ years. Hats off to Alfred Tesseron for another awesome wine that ranks up with the crème de la crème of the vintage" (02/2019) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A can...
Price: $1,495.00

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Cayuse "Armada Vineyard" Walla Walla Valley Syrah (98JD, 97WE, 96RP, 95ST, 92WS). Jeb Dunnuck: "Absolutely spectacular and a thrill ride of a Syrah, the 2008 Cayuse Syrah Armada Vineyard is the most rich, decadent, and fruit driven of the single vineyard wines. Loaded with pure plum, aged prime beef, smoked herbs, lavender, and ground pepper aromas and flavors, this full-bodied Syrah is powerful and decadent on the palate, with a thrillingly seamless texture, brilliant concentration, and a blockbuster finish. Syrah doesn’t get much better and this should be given another handful of years in the cellar, and then consumed over the following 15+ years. " (06/2012)
Starting Bid: $200.00

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Domaine Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Clos de la Mouchère" (94BH, 92VN). Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Here the nose is a bit more complex than that of the 'straight' Perrières with a similar nose that displays just a bit more minerality but also notably more tension and punch on the palate staining and highly textured medium-bodied flavors. The hugely long finish fans out like a peacock's tail and this delivers grand cru quality. *Sweet Spot, Outstanding*" (06/2010)
Starting Bid: $235.00

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé Champagne (93WS, 92DC, 92JG, 92RP, 92W&S, 92WE). Wine Spectator: "A well-cut, minerally version, with a firm backbone of acidity and a lacy mousse, layered with flavors of baked currant, toast and lemon curd. Offers a racy, spiced finish. (AN)" (10/2017)

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Domaine du Château de Chorey Beaune 1er Cru "Cuvée Tante Berthe" ((91-93BH), 92JG). Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Mild reduction and obvious, but not intrusive, wood presently dominates the nose but the rich, serious and mouth coating flavors possess ample underlying material, in particular excellent dry extract levels that confer a velvety mouth feel and relegate the firm tannins to the background, at least for the time being as I would expect the structure to become much more apparent after a few years in bottle. This should be terrific in time and this could even surprise to the upside as the mid-palate concentration is really quite impressive." (04/2010)
Starting Bid: $150.00

Bid on this magnum of 2008 Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) (99DC, 99WE, 98RP, 96ST, 94WS). Wine Enthusiast: "The flagship wine from Quilceda Creek offers exotic scents of plum, cassis, loam, coffee and pine sap, a rich and evocative blend. The wine delivers all that is promised and more; it is deep and dense with flavor, polished, focused and persistent. Vanilla, espresso, fine tannins, luscious acids and cascading fruits. *Best of 2012, Editors' Choice* (PG)" (02/2010)
Starting Bid: $263.00

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru "Montée de Tonnerre" (94ST, 93BH, 93JG, 93RP, 93WE, 90W&S, 90WS). Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale yellow-green color. Knockout high-pitched nose combines white flowers, crushed stone, citrus peel, gingery spices and a saline oyster shell nuance. Quite reserved today but impeccably pure, displaying outstanding breadth and richness without any impression of weight. Wonderfully vigorous wine that saturates the entire mouth with tactile minerality and excites the taste buds. A great example of this superb premier cru. (ST)" (08/2010)

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne (94RP, 93WS, 91JS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Vintage Brut offers a clear and toasty aroma on the nose. Pure, fresh, lean and delicate but complex and mineral on the palate, this is a lithe and elegant, very finessed and persistent 2008 with grip and expression. This is a complex, intense yet light and very elegant Champagne with a pure, mineral-structured and persistent finish. (SR)" (11/2017)
Starting Bid: $116.00

Bid on this bottle of 2008 Joseph Phelps "Backus" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (97RP, 94WS, 93ST, 93WE, 92JS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus is a beautifully delineated wine endowed with tons of personality and sheer class. The wine comes alive in the glass, with crushed rose petals, dark raspberry jam, licorice and spices. There is an exotic element to the fruit that is highly appealing. Today the tannins are quite firm, suggesting the wine needs at least a few more years in the cellar. (AG)" (12/2011)
Starting Bid: $140.00

Bid on this magnum of 2008 Tenuta Sette Ponti "Oreno" Toscana (1.5L) (OWC - 96JS, 96RP, 96WS) in original wood. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Oreno is stunningly beautiful. An open, expressive bouquet laced with mint, red berries, roses and spices emerges with superb clarity and balance. The tension between the minerality of the vintage and the rich expression of fruit that is one of the house’s hallmarks play off each other beautifully here. The finish is utterly exquisite in its beguiling beauty. The 2008 isn’t the most powerful Oreno ever made, but it is quite possibly the most elegant, impeccably refined wine I have ever tasted here. Simply put, it is fabulous juice! In 2008 the percentage of Sangiovese is way down and Oreno is predominantly Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, a decision that has paid off handsomely. (AG)" (10/2010)
Starting Bid: $161.00

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Quilceda Creek "Galitzine Vineyard" Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (98RP, 95ST, 95WE). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon contains 1% Merlot. It offers a brooding aromatic array of toasty oak, Asian spices, incense, a hint of sage, violets, and assorted black fruits. More structured than the preceding wines, No doubting it’s Red Mountain say the Golitzins, it has plenty of ripe tannin more than balanced by loads of succulent fruit, exceptional density, richness and power. (JM)" (08/2011)
Starting Bid: $180.00

Bid on this bottle of 2008 Domaine J-F Mugnier Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Clos de la Maréchale" (92JG, 92RP, 91BH). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Nuits St. Georges Clos de la Marechale offers up black cherries, sweet spices, flowers and licorice, all of which meld together beautifully in a weightless, impeccably elegant style. Floral, minty notes add complexity and nuance on the refined finish. (AG)" (05/2011)
Starting Bid: $206.00

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Produttori del Barbaresco "Pora" Barbaresco Riserva (95RP). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Playing true to type, the 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Pora is another of the more open wines in this vintage. But that is only in relative terms. Layers of expressive red fruit, crushed flowers and spices flesh out in this radiant Barbaresco. In most vintages the Pora is one of the more accessible of the Riservas when young. The close proximity of the vineyard to the Tanaro River results in a warm microclimate that ripens the fruit earlier than elsewhere. In 2008, though, the Pora packs a serious punch. The coolness of the late harvest comes through in a finish laced with considerable tension and minerality. This is easily one of the very best Poras I have ever tasted from the Produttori. (AG)" (10/2012)
Starting Bid: $120.00

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru "Bougros-Côte Bouguerots" (96BH, 95RP, 95VN, 95WE, 93W&S, 92WS). Allen Meadows - Burghound: "An exceptionally elegant high-toned and strikingly layered nose of oyster shell, mineral reduction and perfumed cool green fruit is extremely seductive and serves as a fascinating introduction to the concentrated, serious and powerful yet refined flavors that ooze a fine minerality on the mouth coating and hugely long finish. This is blessed with buckets of sap that completely buffer the firm acid spine. This is a flat out great effort that is indisputably a "wow" wine. Drink: 2015+" (10/2010)

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Domaine du Château de Chorey (Germain) Beaune 1er Cru "Les Cras" Vieilles Vignes ((90-93BH), 92JG). Allen Meadows - Burghound: "This is also quite ripe but more elegant with a pure and densely fruited red pinot fruit nose replete with ample amounts of wet stone that continue onto the precise, detailed, racy and energetic middle weight flavors that are notably more complex, all wrapped in an intense, lingering and very stylish finish. Lovely juice." (04/2010)
Starting Bid: $165.00

Bid on this magnum of 2008 Francesco Rinaldi & Figli "Le Brunate" Barolo (1.5L) (94RP). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Barolo Le Brunate is quite a bit richer, deeper and more powerful than the Cannubbio, as one might reasonably expect. Here the fruit boasts tons of pure resonance and stuffing while never losing its essential classicism. Plums, black cherries, leather, tar and licorice meld together, supported by firm yet beautifully integrated tannins. The 2008 Brunate is an explosive wine just waiting to emerge. When it does, it should be striking. Actually, it already is. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038. (AG)" (10/2012)
Starting Bid: $110.00

Bid on this bottle of 2008 Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne (98JD, 98JS, 98VN, 97DC, 96JG, 96WS, 95RP). Vinous: "The 2008 Dom Pérignon is a huge, powerful Champagne and also clearly one of the wines of the vintage. This is one of the most reticent bottles I have tasted. So much so that I am thinking about holding off opening any more bottles! The 2008 has always offered a striking interplay of fruit and structure. Today, the richness of the fruit is especially evident. Readers who own the 2008 should be thrilled, but patience is a must. (AG)" (11/2021)

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