|Pack Size||Source||Qty||You Sell||You Buy||Qty||Action|
|12 x 0.75L||BI Stock IB||4 cs||£1,075.00||£1,200.00||1 cs|
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One of the stars of the vintage, and a remarkable achievement in 2008, with impressive richness, this dense purple colored wine is almost as opaque as the 2010. Spring flowers, crushed rocks, creme de cassis and some subtle oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine that transcends the vintage character in its power, richness, and aging potential. It also exhibits tremendous precision, purity, and depth of character. It is more forward than the 2010 is likely to be, but probably not as sumptuous as the 2009 will turn out to be. This is a wine to buy. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #194, May 2011)
Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. Two bottles were tasted of the Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2008. The first had an attractive, almost Margaux-like bouquet with very well integrated new oak and the second exhibiting a more red-fruit aromatic profile. The palate is rich and opulent with copious cedar-infused dark berry fruit, very focused and refined, albeit embellished with a finish ever-so slightly overdone, at least at this early juncture. I found myself offering parsimonious score, but with the pedigree of the estate I think this will age with style. For now I would head for the La Croix de Beaucaillou to see what the Grand Vin decides to do. Tasted January 2012.
– eRobertParker.com, Mar 2012
Quality 911 | Brand 993 | Economics 954 |
Quality: Predicted life of 15 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2008 vintage, which averages 9 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 44 of the world's top wine lists, including Le Calandre Economics: More traded at auction than its peers, its top 5 vintages having seen 3,041 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production:
- www.wine-lister.com June 2017