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Your 2008 Wines Of The Year

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Your 2008 Wines Of The Year

whiner | Dec 25, 2008 10:26 AM

I guess this message is a week premature, but unless something unforseen happens, I will not be drinking any more wines that could possibly make my list this year.

Here are my top consumed wines of '08. This is based SOLELY on my personal enjoyment of the wines and not on "how good" I think they are. (eg. I'm leaving off 1959 Lafite and La Mission and yet including a quirky $68 Barolo on my 'runners-up' list.)

WOTY:
1997 DRC La Tache

Runners-Up (in no particular order):

Red:
1959 Latour
2004 Comm. G. B. Burlotto Barolo Vigneto Monvigliero
1991 Leroy Clos de la Roche
2001 Armand Rousseau Chambertin
2005 Mas de Boislauzon Chateauneuf du Pape "Cuvee du Quet"

White:
2005 Vincent Girardin Corton Charlemagne Quintessence

Dessert:
1985 Fonseca

Sparkling:
1995 Salon

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order):

Red:
1959 Lafite
1959 La Mission Haut Brion
2005 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac
2005 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Croix du Bois
2004 Bussola Amarone TB Vigneto Alto
2001 La Spinetta Barolo Campe
2001 Edoardo Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

White:
2004 Beaucastel Blanc
2004 Sighardt Donabaum Riesling Brandstatt S. Dona
2001 Domaine du Chevalier
2006 Dettori Bianco
1989 R. Lopez de Heredia, Vina Tondonia Riserva

Sparkling:
1996 Salon
NV Raymond Boulard Blanc de Blanc

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