2008 Chateau Croix de Labrie 1.5 L

Year: 2008
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 94
Vinous Media: 92
Jeff Leve: 92
Red Wine
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"This gorgeous, sexy, opaque plum/purple-hued 2008 exhibits notes of mocha, blackberries, black raspberries, chocolate and barbecue smoke. Thick, unctuously textured and juicy, it is a flamboyantly styled effort meant to be consumed in its first 10-12 years of life. Don’t miss it!" (WA)

"(14.5% alcohol): Bright, full ruby-red. Aromas of black raspberry, mocha, licorice and crushed stone, with a violet note emerging in the glass. Dense, sweet and deep, with a superripe suggestion of beefsteak tomato leavened by underlying minerality. Finishes very long and sweet, with serious but nicely buffered tannins. Offers a lovely combination of seamless dark fruit flavors and nicely integrated acidity. A very impressive vintage for this wine." (VM)

"The perfume offers licorice, chocolate covered espresso beans, black cherry liqueur, wet earth and boysenberry aromas. Supple, polished and silky, low in acidity, yet fresh, the lush wine finishes with sweet, ripe, black cherries and cocoa. 92 points - Tasted Aug 28, 2015" (JL)