After a moderate winter, flowering was uneven and delayed, due to a cool, wet, May. Problems with mold and mildew, cool temperatures, and rain were pervasive. Several Right Bank vineyards, especially in St. Emilion and Cotes de Castillon, were struck by a massive hailstorm that caused extensive damage. Damp and cool, but sunny, conditions prevailed in June, July, August, and early September. Late September brought sunshine, warm days, and cool nights, resulting in a small, late harvest that took place under ideal conditions. The best 2008 Bordeaux wines were made by properties that exercised patience in harvesting and prudent selection in their vineyards and cellars. A number of outstanding wines were produced in Pomerol in 2008.
The 2008 Château Pomeaux vintage was harvested under perfect conditions in the second week of October. After malolactic fermentation in small oak barrels, the wine matured in new French oak barrels and was bottled in June 2010. The wine is attractive, rich, fleshy, concentrated, and seductive.
“Bright and fruity with dried flowers and blueberry, blackberry character. Full body, with integrated tannins and a fresh finish. Better in 2015 but delicious already.”
“Very attractive, lush nose of toast, blackberry, cherry, damsons and oaky aromas. Very rich, fleshy and concentrated – pulls out all the stops and is effortful and impressive. Burly, spicy, vigorous and long.”
“Ripe and fleshy, with dark plum and fig flavours stitched carefully with alluring spice and anise notes. Solid finish.”
“Woody, chocolate, dark fruit, lively taste, tense, beautiful material, woody note which blends Chocolate.”