2008 Barolo

Elio Grasso

Ginestra Casa Maté Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

This was elegant & floral showing red cherry, strawberry with a perfumed nose of licorice, leather, truffle & rose petal. — 9 days ago

Matt, Robert and 4 others liked this

Terre del Barolo

Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

JKT
9.0

Dinner with Pino and crew. Nose with earthy notes under the fruit. — 3 days ago

Renato Ratti

Marcenasco Rocche Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

Still my favourite grape. Great expression of a Barolo. — a month ago

P, Ira and 6 others liked this

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2008

The Drinking Window experts say I should drink my last 2008 Art Series Chardonnay. Delicious as always with a timeless feel about it and the thumbprint of luscious stone fruit and pear. The 2016 was just released and reviewed by Ray Jordan who is a WA Wine expert who gave it 99+ points. He said he gave the 2015 99 points yet the 2016 is a better wine and given he doesn’t give 100 he then had to give the 2016 99+ points. The 2008 is drinking beautifully. Could go on short term but why bother. — 2 days ago

Severn, Billy and 8 others liked this

Tenute Costa

Duecorti Castelletto Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

If tasted blind I would not say it has 11 years of age. More modern style. Good stuff! — 6 days ago

Jeroen WagemansKen MaesAmanda Danger Lundberg
with Jeroen, Ken and 1 other
Jeroen, Amanda and 14 others liked this

Luigi Oddero

Vigna Rionda Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

Tight gritty tannins surrounds a full mouthfeel and longer finish. Nice acidity will give this beauty a few decades to come. Burnt raspberries on the nose and pallet. Yummy — a month ago

Sharon, P and 4 others liked this

Château Lynch-Moussas

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

David T
8.9

Served in-flight on Emirates enroute to Cape Town with Braised Veal Cheeks.

The nose shows; blackberries, black plum skin, dark cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, slight dark fruit liqueur notes, dark spice, clove, hints of nutmeg, black tea, black licorice notes, whiff of brown sugar/molasses, dark, rich soil, leather, a fair amount of cedar, vanilla, dry top soil, dry stones, limestone minerals, crushed rocks with dark withering flowers.

The body is full and tannins just starting to soften nicely...almost velvety. The structure, tension, length and balance are starting to knit together nicely. There is still some astringency to it. I’d cellar it another five years. Fruits of; blackberries, black plum skin, dark cherries, black raspberries, stewed strawberries & blueberries. Slight dark fruit liqueur notes, dark spice, clove, hints of nutmeg, black tea, touch of black licorice, notes of brown sugar/molasses, dark, rich soil, leather, a fair amount of cedar, vanilla, dry top soil, dry stones, limestone minerals, crushed rocks with dark withering flowers. The acidity is round & nice. The long finish is still slightly earth dominate but, showing elegance, richness and the beginnings of polish.

Photos of; Chateau Lynch Bages, the iconic work shed on the Estate, the old historic basket press and construction of a new state of art facility. Completion TBD.
— 4 days ago

Chris, Severn and 21 others liked this

Domenico Clerico

Pajana Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

It followed a Poggio Antica Brunello from 2007 and showed beautifully. Was eclipsed by the Valdicava Brunello later in the night — 15 days ago

Norman Gennaro
with Norman
Alison, Eric and 9 others liked this

Cappellano

Otin Fiorin Piè Rupestris-Nebioli Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

Rocking good. Heavy sediment. Only able to drink half the bottle. Make sure you stand this one up for a few days before consumption. — a month ago

Ira, Aaron and 2 others liked this

Château Teyssier

Le Dôme Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Shay A
9.3

Today was my annual hosting of the Wednesday Wine Committee. There was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert, all provided by me. Tasted blind, as always.

Wine number four in a flight of four Cabernet francs. Bordeaux is all over this (as it should be) with the more delicate and savory herbal notes next to some leather and pepper spice. This is probably beginning it’s prime drinking window (where I’m sure it will remain for a good while). Showed a lot of complexity. Most guessed left bank cab blend. Not very tannic, solid acidity. Old plum, black cherry core and dusty graham cracker highlight the aromatics. There is a mix of red and black licorice on the palate next to bay leaf and cocoa dusted dates which works really well.
— 6 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldAndrew HeffleyWill Adams
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Dr., Jason and 37 others liked this
Mark Flesher

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Bam! Nice one @Shay A
Shay A

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@David T : I had the ‘10 a year ago and it was just spectacular. I wish I had one to try in a few more years.

@Mark Flesher : This was tasting really solid today. It was one of the bottles we bought from JJB. Saw your note from opening one of these a few months ago and I figured I’d roll the dice. Wish I had another!
John Van Trijp

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@Shay A @David T the 08 is good but “average”. 2009 is a real step up and till now they maintain that high level year after year (11 and 13 are less)