Another Stellar Year for Bordeaux - 2008 Vintage

"A candidate for the “wine of the vintage,” Pontet Canet’s 2008 boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious aromas of sweet blueberries, blackberries and black currant fruit intertwined with lead pencil shavings, subtle barbecue smoke and a hint of forest floor. Full-bodied, with fabulous richness, texture and tremendous freshness, this first-growth-like effort is more developed than the uber-powerful 2010. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades. Bravo!" Robert Parker, 96 Points (Ch Pontet Canet 2008)


The 2008 Bordeaux Vintage encountered initial problems with mold, mildew and uneven flowering but was blessed with sunshine, warm days and cool nights during the harvest. This extended harvest period gave the grapes more hang time, giving them a better chance to ripen. 

With low yields for the 2008 vintage, you can say that the wines are in high demand. Get them today at Crystal Wines!

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