If you've ever wished you'd bought great vintage Cru Bourgeois claret years ago so you could enjoy it now, at perfect maturity, Château Ramage La Batisse Haut-Médoc 2008 is a godsend. Furthermore, it's very well priced. From Bordeaux himself, our Buyer Jean-Marc Sauboua (JMS) has for years known the family behind this remarkable château, which lies a stone's throw from famous Lafite and Mouton Rothschild vineyards. They hold large stocks of older vintages and give JMS preferential rates whenever they release some. The 2008 has a rounded harmony of cedar wood, cassis and liquorice complexity and the tannins have softened to melt in the mouth perfection. Stand the bottle upright 24 hours in advance, then decant. Even better in magnum size.