WINE ADVOCATE – 89 pts – 31 OCT 2010 – #191

The Brunier have turned out a very fine 2008 (what they call a ‘vintage of freshness’). This classic effort possesses more stuffing than most of its peers. It reveals this estate’s tell-tale notesof earthy garrigue, herbs, licorice and seaweed, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, soft tannins and more depth than many 2008s. Nevertheless, it will not be a long-ager, so readers are encouraged to drink it over the next 5-7 years.