Best of Bordeaux – 2008 Vintage

Fall 2018 Fine Wine Auction

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CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2008 (1) 93 WA
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 2008 (1) 96 WA
CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2008 (1) 96 WA
CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2008 (1) 95 WA
CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2008 (1) 98 WA
CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2008 (1) 94 WS 95+ WA
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2008 (1) 94 WA
CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2008 (1) 95 WA
CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2008 (1) 93 WS 97 WA

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 2008 (1)
SAINT-ÉMILION. GRAND CRU CLASSÉ A

THE 2008 CHEVAL BLANC IS A WINNER FROM THIS UNDERRATED, CLASSIC VINTAGE. NOTES OF FOREST FLOOR, ASIAN PLUM SAUCE, BLACK CURRANTS, SWEET CHERRIES AND SPICE ARE FOLLOWED BY A MEDIUM TO FULL-BODIED WINE WITH DEEP FRUIT, ADMIRABLE PURITY, AND A LONG, TEXTURED FINISH. MAY 2011 93 WA

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 2008 (1)
SAUTERNAIS.

THE PALATE IS BEAUTIFULLY POISED, TENSE AND TIGHTLY COILED ON THE ENTRY AND THEN IT JUST EXPLODES IN THE MOUTH WITH PURE, UNBRIDLED, JOYOUS BOTRYTIZED FRUIT STRUCK THROUGH WITH A SILVER THREAD OF ACIDITY. IT DISPLAYS EXEMPLARY TENSION AND FRESHNESS, ALONG WITH GREAT PERSISTENCY IN THE MOUTH. TASTED JANUARY 2012. 96 WA

CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION 2008 (1)
PESSAC-LÉOGNAN. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ

THIS IS PROFOUND! IT REVEALS MORE EVOLUTION AND COMPLEXITY IN ITS LARGE-SCALED PERFUME. THE DENSE PURPLE COLOR IS FOLLOWED BY A SWEET NOSE OF CREOSOTE, ASPHALT, BLUEBERRIES, BLACK CURRANTS AND JAMMY RASPBERRIES, SWEET TANNINS, A SAVORY, FLESHY MOUTHFEEL AND A STUNNING FINISH. MAY 2011 96 WA

CHÂTEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION 2008 (1)
PESSAC-LÉOGNAN. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ

MEDIUM TO FULL-BODIED AND CONCENTRATED WITH GOOD ACIDITY, FRESHNESS AND DELINEATION, THIS IS A BIG WINE FOR THE VINTAGE, BUT ALSO VERY CLASSIC IN ITS BALANCE OF TANNIN, ACIDITY AND EXTRACT. IT WILL BENEFIT FROM ANOTHER 5-7 YEARS OF CELLARING AND SHOULD KEEP FOR THREE DECADES. AUGUST 2012 95 WA

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2008 (1)
PAUILLAC.

A CANDIDATE FOR THE -WINE OF THE VINTAGE,- THE 2008 SHOULD HAVE BEEN PURCHASED BEFORE IT BEGAN TO SOAR IN VALUE BECAUSE OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NUMBER 8 IN THE CHINESE CULTURE (DENOTING GOOD LUCK). THE 2008 SHOULD BE RELATIVELY DRINKABLE IN 6-10 YEARS AS IT IS ALREADY SHOWING REMARKABLE COMPLEXITY AND BREED, AND WILL LAST FOR 30-35 YEARS...AT THE MINIMUM. MAY 2011 98 WA

CHÂTEAU LATOUR 2008 (1)
PAUILLAC. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ

AN EXTRAORDINARY WINE, THE CLASSIC 2008 LATOUR (13.5% NATURAL ALCOHOL) IS COMPOSED OF 94% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 5% MERLOT AND 1% CABERNET FRANC (40% OF THE PRODUCTION MADE IT INTO THE GRAND VIN). ITS DENSE PURPLE COLOR IS FOLLOWED BY HINTS OF ESPRESSO ROAST, CASSIS, BURNING EMBERS, TRUFFLES AND GRAPHITE. RICH WITH FULL-BODIED POWER, BEAUTIFUL PURITY AND GRACIOUSNESS ALLIED TO A VOLUMINOUS, SAVORY, BROAD MOUTHFEEL, THIS BEAUTY WILL BE DRINKABLE IN 4-5 YEARS AND WILL KEEP FOR THREE DECADES. MAY 2011 94 WS 95+ WA

CHÂTEAU MARGAUX 2008 (1)
MARGAUX. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ

THIS IS A STUNNING CHATEAU MARGAUX, MADE IN A SEXY, UP-FRONT, ELEGANT STYLE, WITH DEEP CREME DE CASSIS FRUIT INTERMIXED WITH SPRING FLOWERS, A SOLID INNER CORE OF RICHNESS AND DEPTH, BUT AGAIN, VERY SWEET TANNINS AS WELL AS STRIKING MINERALITY AND ELEGANCE. ONE OF THE MOST SEDUCTIVE CHATEAU MARGAUXS GIVEN ITS RECENT BOTTLING, THIS BLEND OF 87% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 10% MERLOT, AND THE REST TINY QUANTITIES OF CABERNET FRANC AND PETIT VERDOT SHOULD DRINK BEAUTIFULLY FOR THE NEXT 25-30 YEARS. REMARKABLY, A MERE 36% OF THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION WAS SELECTED FOR THE 2008 CHATEAU MARGAUX. MAY 2011 94 WA

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2008 (1)
PAUILLAC. 1ER CRU CLASSÉ

THE PALATE IS BEAUTIFULLY BALANCED, VERY DETAILED AND EXTREMELY FRESH. THIS CONVEYS SO MUCH ENERGY AND ANIMATION BEFORE REVERTING TOWARDS A MORE CLASSIC AND STRUCTURED, PENCIL LEAD FINISH. THOSE IN THE KNOW WILL STASH UP ON THE 2008 MOUTON ROTHSCHILD BECAUSE IT IS DESTINED TO TURN INTO ONE OF THE "DARK HORSES" OF THE DECADE. TASTED MAY 2016. 95 WA

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2008 (1)
POMEROL.

IT IS HARD TO CALL PETRUS A “SLEEPER OF THE VINTAGE,” BUT THE 2008 WILL MERIT MORE ATTENTION THAN MOST CONSUMERS WOULD THINK. LOW YIELDS OF 30 HECTOLITERS PER HECTARE RESULTED IN ONLY 25,000 BOTTLES OF THIS BEAUTY. A WINE OF GREAT INTENSITY (POSSIBLY THE MOST CONCENTRATED WINE OF THE VINTAGE), THIS 100% MERLOT BOASTS A DARK PURPLE COLOR AS WELL AS A SWEET PERFUME OF MOCHA, CARAMEL, BLACK CHERRIES, BLACK CURRANTS, EARTH AND FOREST FLOOR. DEEP, UNCTUOUSLY TEXTURED, FULL-BODIED AND PURE, IT WILL BENEFIT FROM 4-5 YEARS OF CELLARING AND SHOULD DRINK WELL FOR 25-30+ YEARS. 93 WS 97 WA


9 BTS. PER LOT $6,300 - $7,600


September 18, 2018

Estimate $6,300-$7,600

Realised: $7,356

Cover lot

We were so impressed by the assortment of premier cru Bordeaux in this lot, we made it the cover of our September 2018 Fine Wine catalogue.

Released by Groupe Duclot as a 9-bottle collection, it consists of Cheval Blanc, D’Yquem, Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion, Lafite, Latour, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild, and Petrus.

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Stephen Ranger

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Joann Maplesden

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