Why Big Red Diary?
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Vintage information 2008:

The reds: Brightness, focus and purity - 3 words for a vintage. 2008s are much more 'serious' wines than the friendly-faced 2007s, perhaps with peaks that may surpass those in 2006. Drink young or old - in-between only if you like acidity.
For Whites: What would happen if you made a hypothetical blend of 2006 and 2007? I would say than in many cases you would get the 2008 vintage - minerality and acidity but with good ripeness, they are very hard to resist!



2008 Ardhuy, Beaune Les Champs PimontJul. 2010
Only just bottled. Medium colour. Very red fruited with a creamy depth. The width and intensity belies the not so intense colour – again it is very red fruit. The finish has less width than the 2009 but it holds very well.
2008 Prieur Jacques, Beaune Les Champs PimontJul. 2010
Also quite dark colour. The welcoming nose is open showing a herbal accent to the ripe fruit. Plenty of tannin but good intensity of extract that balances very well. Very good.
2008 Prieur Jacques, Beaune Les Champs PimontApr. 2010
The nose is open and welcoming, showing ripe fruit and hints of herbs. There’s plenty of tannin here, but good fat too. Very well balanced wine here.
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