Yesterday, I stayed all day cozy at home: tired, cold, with a bit of flu, etc. Now I am back reading Hervé Bizeul’s blog (in French) who will make new friends with the rich and famous in the world of wine. The latest report from Jean Marc Quarin sounds like an echo to the words of Hervé Bizeul!
On the site of the Wine Spectator, expected (though), James Molesworth’s 1st comments and tasting notes on the top wines of 2008 in Bordeaux, with already a few surprises, discoveries and course confirmations.
His notes are rather low, like Tanzer.
FYI : d’Aiguilhe, Fleur de Bouard, Fieuzal, Faugères, La Violette, Marojallia, La Couspaude, Clos des Menuts, La Mission Haut Brion : 90 points.
Margaux, Palmer, Pichon Baron, Lynch Bages, Chevalier, Smith Haut Lafitte, La Conseillante, Manoir de Gay, Bon Pasteur, Valandraud, Fleur Cardinale, Montrose, Lagrange, Léoville Barton, Défi de Fontenil : 91 points.
Latour, Ausone :94 points
Cheval Blanc, Le Pin, La Mondotte : 93 points
The notes for cheaper and lesser known wines will come out soon and will help sales in the US or elsewhere.
Chateau Valandraud 2008 91 points
"This is sleek, with delicious raspberry and boysenberry fruit, lots of alluring spice and blanc tea notes, and a long, polished finish. Delicious. Drink now through 2019. " J.M.
Chateau Fleur Cardinale 2008 91 points
"Ripe, juicy and flattering, with delicious linzer torte, boysenberry and blackberry compote aromas and flavors, supported by solid grip and nice lingering anise and espresso on the dense, lengthy finsih. Drink now through 2019" J.M.