Saint-Émilion & Pomerol, 2008

2008 was a very good right bank Bordeaux vintage. A small, late vintage of exciting quality, the best wines being rich, powerful, seductive and structured with a velvety texture, masses of fruit, good tannin and acidity to warrant ageing.

Despite a tricky start to the growing season, a warm autumn produced richer, more concentrated wines than was expected.

A wet spring with a late frost caused uneven flowering and poor berry set, with some hail in July adding to producer's woes. A warm, sunny latter part of July provided some relief (and green harvesting), but August saw damp, cool conditions once again. Mercifully, the vintage was saved by a warm autumn and the sun shone from mid-September to mid-October when warm Atlantic breezes helped ripening and kept the grapes healthy.

Saint-Émilion & Pomerol, 2008

2008 was a very good right bank Bordeaux vintage. A small, late vintage of exciting quality, the best wines being rich, powerful, seductive and structured with a velvety texture, masses of fruit, good tannin and acidity to warrant ageing.

Despite a tricky start to the growing season, a warm autumn produced richer, more concentrated wines than was expected.

A wet spring with a late frost caused uneven flowering and poor berry set, with some hail in July adding to producer's woes. A warm, sunny latter part of July provided some relief (and green harvesting), but August saw damp, cool conditions once again. Mercifully, the vintage was saved by a warm autumn and the sun shone from mid-September to mid-October when warm Atlantic breezes helped ripening and kept the grapes healthy.

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  1. Château l'Eglise Clinet, 2008

    Château l'Eglise Clinet, 2008

    Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2017-2030
    Reviewer Rating: 97 - eRobertParker.com

    One bottle available. "...impressive intensity, a nose that is full of character. It has beautifully integrated oak with a seamless, classy finish. This is an enigmatic, alluring Pomerol wine." eRobertParker.com

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  2. New Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2008 - Cadman Fine Wines

    Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf, 2008

    Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2018-2025
    Reviewer Rating: 18/20 - Jancis Robinson

    "Such a statement - hence the exclamation mark with the score. So sweet it's almost chocolate. But lively too. Graceful and tender. A remarkable wine." Jancis Robinson MW

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