Amidst the hype (and occasional hyperbole) surrounding Bordeaux’s astonishing 2009 and 2010 vintages, 2008 was quietly emerging as an under the radar sleeper year. Parker recently raised its overall rating, yet prices remain comparatively modest.
"Impressive track record for quality for close to 30 years. Represents an elegant style of Bordeaux"
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
If you’ve ever wished you’d bought great vintage cru bourgeois claret years ago so you could enjoy it now, at perfect maturity, and congratulate yourself on its outstanding value vis à vis current vintages, Château Ramage La Batisse Haut-Médoc 2008 is a godsend. From Bordeaux himself, our Buyer Jean-Marc Sauboua has known the family behind this remarkable château for years. They hold large stocks of back vintages and give JMS preferential rates whenever they release a year. This Gold medal 2008 has a rounded harmony of flavours – all cedar wood, cassis and liquorice complexity, the tannins of this classic Haut-Médoc have softened to melt in the mouth perfection. Stand the bottle upright a few hours, then decant before serving with lamb.
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