Bordeaux ’08: Far Better Than Expected (May 2009)

(51% cabernet sauvignon, 45% merlot, 3% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc) Medium-deep ruby. Classic Medoc nose of blackcurrant, graphite and cedar is presently a little closed. Enters the mouth full and silky, with bright blackberry and plum flavors and fine-grained tannins. Finishes moderately long and very clean, though just a touch warm.