Neal Martin Revisits the Bordeaux 2008 Vintage Part II

Neal Martin‘s revised scores for the Margaux and Medoc & Moulis 2008s tasted blind at Southwold have now been published in The Wine Journal. You can read his insights and scores in full here.

Wines that stood out were:


Chateau Palmer 95 points- “a sensational 2008 that deservedly won praise from around the room.”

Chateau Margaux 93 points

Chateau Cantenac Brown 92 points – “seemed to encapsulate all that a Margaux wine should be about”

Chateau d’Issan 92 points

Alter Ego de Palmer 91 points

Chateau Brane-Cantenac 91 points

Chateau Giscours 91 points

Pavillon Rouge de Margaux 91 points

Clos des Quatre Vents 91 points

Chateau Rauzan Segla 91 points

Medoc & Moulis

Chateau Roc de Cambes 91 points – “equal to many self-aggrandizing Cru Classé”

Chateau Branas Grand Poujeaux 90 points – “has been producing some top-notch wines in recent vintages”

I’ll keep you posted on Neal Martin’s scores as they are released so look out for further updates on the blog over the next week.

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