Deepish purple/red, excellent hue. Sweetly ripe blueberry and cassis and cedar, walnut oak aromas, tobacco too; quite delightful, and complex. Soft, fleshy and fine-tannined palate, delicious flavour and complexity, balance and length. Very good Bordeaux. Perhaps lacking the power of a top vintage, but a great result for the year.
95 Points Robert Parker
One of the stars of the vintage, and a remarkable achievement in 2008, with impressive richness, this dense purple colored wine is almost as opaque as the 2010. Spring flowers, crushed rocks, creme de cassis and some subtle oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine that transcends the vintage character in its power, richness, and aging potential. It also exhibits tremendous precision, purity, and depth of character. It is more forward than the 2010 is likely to be, but probably not as sumptuous as the 2009 will turn out to be. This is a wine to buy. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. May, 2011