The style of vintage is impressive. The wines are ripe, round, balanced and concentrated with quality fruit and in most cases silky tannins. The wines have the structure to age and evolve for decades.
2008 will probably be best known as the last afforable, high quality vintage for Bordeaux wine. Outstanding wines were produced from both the Left Bank and the Right Bank.
2008 is a strong vintage for Bordeaux wine. The wines delivering the most excitement come from Pomerol. For consumers, 2008 remains the best opportunity to purchase high quality Bordeaux for reasonable prices in the marketplace today.
Due to a lack of uniformity in the maturity of the grapes due to a long flowering and cold spring, we chose to utilize the densimetric sorting machine. This helped remove the less than ripe fruit.
Rare Ahi Tuna with English Pea Caviar and Forbidden Rice for dinner paired with Bordeaux wine made for a perfect pairing.
The quality of the sorted fruit was perfect. The line of 100 air jets is equivalent to a team of 100 sorters. However, the use of these new machines made it necessary to add a number of conveyor belts to carry the harvest from one to another.
For the past 2 years we’ve experienced earlier than normal harvests. This year we had to be patient and return to a more regular time frame for the harvest. The botrytis took its time arriving. But when it arrived, it was beautiful and on very ripe fruit.
82 and 86 Mouton Rothschld garners the attention today. But in the future, collectors will want 2006 Mouton Rothschild in their cellars as well. It’s the current vintage of Mouton to own.
Our new optic sorting table worked perfectly! The quality of the sorting was very good. Moreover, because this sorting is very fast and we need only a few people to make it work, we were able to concentrate more of our attention on the wine making.
One of the great pairings for mature Bordeaux wine is a simple, perfectly grilled dry aged steak.