Grand Vin Margaux 2008
94 points, “A stunning success for the vintage, and possibly the Margaux of the year, this wine, which achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, is a blend of 51% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot. Loads of barbecue smoke, liquorice, incense, blackberry, new saddle leather and forest floor notes jump from the glass of this dense, purple-coloured wine. Extraordinarily intense and full-bodied, with plenty of tannin, but not the formidable structure of the 2010, this is going to be one of the longest-lived wines of 2008. It is full, rich, layered, and should be reasonably approachable with 3-4 years of bottle age, and will also keep for 30+ years.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
94 points, “Young and dense in its fruit character, with black cherry and bilberry fruits, baked earth, black truffles and saffron spice. The tannins are velvety and muscular, the finish spicy and long, and this remains a concentrated wine with plenty of life ahead of it. A late ripening year, where Autumn really saved what had been a pretty difficult August and early September.” – Jane Anson
A wine that regularly vies with the First Growths and on occasion surpasses them. In 2016 a barrel from the Margaux producer sold for HK$3m (approximately £270,000) at a Sotherby’s auction in Hong Kong, which was six times its original estimate. Château Palmer is a wine in high demand.
One of the wines of the 2008 vintage, this is jam-packed with damson, cassis, cherry, tobacco, incense, thyme, cut spring flowers and a melange of freshly ground coffee and spices. A wonderful partner to lamb – either roasted or melting off the bone in a tagine – and lighter game, not to mention mushroom dishes and truffles. If you have any left, it will carry through to the cheeseboard wonderfully too.
£46.67 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3152527
Style No.: 767671
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