Robert Parker 98
Possibly the “wine of the vintage,” the 2008 boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, camphor, truffles and crushed rocks. With great fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a medium to full-bodied, multidimensional mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like finish, this prodigious effort over-delivers, even for this phenomenal terroir. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 40-50 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2066
Blueish purple. Sweet and some macerated cereals on the nose – oat bran? Rather raw acidity – quite painful at the moment. Harsh.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2025