Rated 95 - The 2008 Carmen Gran Reserva has a classic nose with notes of American oak, some herbaceous character (I mean it in a positive, fresh...
Rated 92 - A high-quality and fresh nose here of ripe strawberries and plums plus perfumed, flower undertones. Full to medium body, firm tannins...
Rated 98 - Racy. Ripe plum almost prune with bright cherries and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with powerful yet refined tannins. This is very...
Rated 95 - Fermented in used barrels with blocked malolactic, Doyard's 2008 Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru saw 108 months on the lees before...
Rated 92 - This stunning, evolved, dark plum/ruby-hued 2008 reveals aromas of forest floor, sweet black and red currants, licorice and roasted...
Rated 91 - Le Clarence de Haut-Brion: The super 2008 (45% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc) exhibits soft, ripe tannins as...
Rated 90 - Giscours, made by the same winemaking team that makes Du Tertre (which did not show well in my tastings), reveals sweet tannins and...
The varieties that collaborate to produce Château Musar White are particularly special; obeideh and merwah are indigenous to Mount Lebanon, their...
Rated 90 - A sleeper of the vintage, the 2008 is the finest Phelan-Segur since the 1990. It possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as loads of...
Rated 88 - More flesh than grip, with mulled plum and blackberry fruit laid over graphite and cedar hints. There's a flash of tobacco, though the...
Rated 92 - Ripe red plums, glazed cherries, Christmas pudding and plenty of spices dominate the nose. Full-bodied with grippy yet already fairly...
Rated 98 - The 2008 vintage of Dom Pérignon is an absolute classic in the making and this is destined to be one of the great recent years for this...