(2008 Vintage) The 2012 autumn and the 2012-2013 winters were among the rainiest of the last few years. The real spring began on April 10th when it stopped raining and there was a sudden change in temperature with extremely high average day temperatures. Summer had begun with wet soils but the high temperatures and the sunshine accounted for homogeneous bunches. The year was shaped in September: summerlike temperatures during the day falling at night (with a 15°C difference between night and day) that allowed a perfect technological and polyphenolic ripeness. To sum up, a quality harvest with healthy, perfectly ripe grapes. Merlot this year is fresh and of a deep ruby-violet color.
Robert Parker(2008 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/21/2011
Wine Spectator(2008 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/2011