2008 Goulée

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Médoc
Drink between 2013 - 2018
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • robmillis Likes this wine: (89 points)

    September 28, 2014 - Still young, and certainly best on day two.

    Plum, tobacco, charcoal, bing cherry. Nicely done. Will be great in a few more years.

  • Rezy13 wrote:

    April 13, 2014 - Purple in color with cassis, green pepper, tobacco, grainy tannin; good though not as good as before.

  • Rezy13 Likes this wine: (90 points)

    March 14, 2014 - Very dark core with thin dull garnet; purple flowers and fruit, oak, plush, green pepper, singular and slightly pent up though more complexity developed with time in decanter, perfumed, sexy, cassis, vanilla; tasty now with air or wait a few years; a steal for the song I paid.

  • robmillis Likes this wine: (89 points)

    March 10, 2014 - Plum and cherry roll nicely into tobacco, with a little bit of almond. Lovely balance. Needs an hour or two to breathe, but ready to drink right away if you just can't wait.

    Great for everyday drinking, was wonderful with pasta and red meat sauce. Exceptional QPR at $15. Wish I'd gotten a full case.

  • peterchoy wrote: (89 points)

    February 9, 2014 - Appearance: Bright and clear, the wine is of deep intensity ruby color, with legs.
    Nose: Clean, with medium (+) intensity of black fruit such as blackberry, blueberry and blackcurrant, oak notes of cedar, pungent spice of licorice, herbal notes of black tea, some maturity notes of savory. The wine is developing.
    Palate: Dry with medium acidity, the wine has medium (+) tannin, supple but a bit grippy on texture. It has medium alcohol and medium body, showing medium intensity flavors of black fruit such as blackberry and blackcurrant, oak notes of vanilla, herbal notes of black tea, sweet spice of nutmeg. The wine has a medium finish.
    Conclusion: Good quality Medoc with a fairly intense nose showing reasonable complexity, the wine has a ripe, juicy palate, but weirdly feeling a bit of petillance on the tongue. It is in balance and well-structured, with reasonable length on the finish, this wine is ready to drink now and can further develop for another 1-2 years.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2009 (link) (16-17+) points

    (Goulée Médoc) This wine, created first in 2003, is produced by the team at Cos d'Estournel. I tasted that vintage at a dinner last year although did not write the wine up for Winedoctor as the tasting conditions weren't really favourable. The harvest here began on October 2nd, with an approximate yield of 20 hl/ha. This is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, matching the ratio in the vineyard. Like Pagodes de Cos, tasted alongside, this has a very toasty nose, with a concentrate ripeness of fruit. Dense, rich, creamy, very approachable, with a good ripe substance. Nicely integrated, and it has freshness and vigour too. Good wine.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Goulée
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Médoc

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (3%)
  • In Cellars 47 (68%)
  • Consumed 20 (29%)

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