2008 Barolo

Giuseppe Rinaldi

Brunate - Le Coste Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

Shay A
9.3

Wednesday Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind as usual.

Much better compared to the ‘98 it shared the table with. Much more lively...black peppercorn, tar, bay leaf, rose petal and a density in the middle without being too heavy. Tart red and black fruits all over the entry and finish. Still on the upward trajectory. I called this CdP.
— 5 days ago

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Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru 2008

Fairly structured but still light on its feet. Red cherry, fairly primary with a bit of game. Not the most complex. Had I not known what it was, I might have guessed a California Pinot made in a Burgundian style, given the overall sweetness and lack of complexity. Had high hopes for this but was truly unimpressed. Of course I’m probably drinking this a decade before it’s time, but still, a Grand Cru should really jump out at me more. I guess not every Grand Cru can be a revelation. — 6 days ago

P, Neil and 9 others liked this

Poesia

Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

This lived up to its hype. Tannins much better integrated then the first time i tried. Massive wine with longer finish. Currants and boysenberry and some burnt wood. Absolutely lovely and paired great at an Argentinian steak house. — a day ago

P, Douglas and 5 others liked this

Sylvain Cathiard

Aux Murgers Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2008

Needed a bit of time in the glass 20-30mins but in a great spot. Fruit is still going strong with dark fruit and grippy tannins. But after some time some spice notes and flower tones make their way onto the finish. Beautiful wine! — 10 days ago

Clive, Ira and 12 others liked this
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@Ron R Aside from the CdC and the Charles Heidesick that night, this wine and the others were from a generous friend.
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@E & K G, that’s the type of friend I want around my dinner table 🙂

Pecchenino

Le Coste Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

Cloudy almost muddy red with orange rim. Strikingly austere nose - leather, must, rose, and cherry. Palate is medium bodied with aggressive tannins. Cherry, rose, cola, tobacco, and tar. Classic nebb tannin and acid gives firm angular structure. A food wine. — 2 days ago

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Didier Dagueneau

Silex Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Was not sure what this was going to taste like as I never had one with this much age on it. An uncanny combination on the nose and palate of citrus and tropical fruit .A profile that overloads the senses. Imagine an elephant as a graceful ballerina . The palate is best described as three dimensional. The wine’s structure makes me feel this wine is in suspended animation and will drink well for a very long time. — 17 hours ago

Jay, Connor and 35 others liked this
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This is the first vintage not vinified by Didier, correct?

Ciabot Berton

Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

Home in PA ♥️ — a month ago

Cappellano

Otin Fiorin Piè Rupestris-Nebioli Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

Смола, табак, зефир, ликёрная слива, темная вишня, подлесок, жаренные грибы.
Насыщенно и молодо.
— 21 days ago

Daniel P. and Samvel liked this

Larkmead Vineyards

Firebelle Napa Valley Merlot Blend 2008

David T
9.2

The nose reveals; brambly, blackberries, dark cherries, stewed strawberries, blueberries, hints of slightly cooked rhubarb, mix of black plum & plum, creamed raspberries, vanilla, touch of cinnamon, clove and even less nutmeg, dark spice, underbrush, soft leather, fresh tobacco, limestone minerals, dry herbs-bay leaf, mid, mixed, berry cola, crushed, dry rock, steeped fruit tea, cherry kirsch, slight liqueur notes, candied; violets, fresh dark & red florals with hints of lavender.

The body is full, still youthful and lush. The palate & tannins are rounded but, teethe, tarry & a touch austere. The tension, structure, length and balance are very nice but, still have 7–10 years good drinking ahead. Brambly, blackberries, dark cherries, stewed strawberries, blueberries, hints of slightly cooked rhubarb, mix of black plum & plum, creamed raspberries, vanilla, touch of cinnamon stick, clove and even less nutmeg, dark spice, black licorice, underbrush, old, soft leather, fresh tobacco, limestone minerals, dry herbs-bay leaf, mid, mixed, berry cola, tarry notes, crushed, dry rock, dry top soil, steeped fruit tea, cherry kirsch, slight liqueur notes, candied; violets, fresh dark & red florals with hints of lavender.

One flaw, the first glass showed a little to much alcohol heat but, dissipated after. 14.5 ABV...seemed more like 15.5.

Photos of; our visit to Larkmead’s tasting room, the back courtyard and two aspects of their tasting patio.
— 3 days ago

Shay, Ryan and 20 others liked this

Betz Family Winery

Clos de Betz Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Drinks more as if it were Cab-dominated with some cassis and tobacco notes (but of course it is mostly Merlot). Tannins are strong but resolved for a suave mouthfeel. Plenty of pepper and candied spice to add to an elegant balance. Held up perfectly to elk loin. — 8 days ago

Anthony De, Mike and 4 others liked this