June 16, 2018 - Tasted next to 2015. Nicely evolved on the nose, notes of cedar, spices, tobacco. Rather soft on the palate, not much grip, decent acidity, a bit simple but well balanced. Drink (or keep). 88-90
July 19, 2014 - Bold dark currants fruits , somewhat imbalanced on the alc and high acetone. A little souless
April 27, 2014 - Commanderie de Bordeaux tasting/dinner. Medium garnet. Nose of dark fruit with some forresty tones. Soft and mature to drink. Lacking a bit of depth and mid palate strength.
May 30, 2012 - Tasted at Vinexpo Asia 2012
Deep ruby in color, Flowery nose, toasted herbs! Smooth on the palate with mouthful of red fruits, at this point, this is less tannic than vintage 2009
January 28, 2011 - Tasted at Zachy's Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux's 2008 Bordeaux Vintage Tasting @ Metropolitan Pavilion.
January 28, 2011 - Union des Grand Crus 2008 Bordeaux Tasting - NYC (Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC): simple but pleasant. not too much fruit. doesn't seem to be going anywhere.
January 26, 2011 - UGC Bordeaux Tasting (Boston): Cool fresh fruit. Tasty, and a good value. Great finish. 91-93
January 24, 2011 - UGC Chicago Bordeaux 2008 Vintage: acid here is powerful very fruit focused. Chewey, but not drying tannins.
July 1, 2009 - 08 Château Dassault is made in a light, early drinking style of St. Emilion. The medium bodied wine expresses fresh berries with a touch of oak, finishing with a pleasing kirsch note. 87-89 Pts
June 1, 2009 - Bordeaux 2008 (Bordeaux): Rich blackberry and cherry nose. Nice nose indeed. Palate does not quite deliver the promise of the nose, but is certainly tasty and full-bodied with perhaps just some drying tannins on the finish. 88-91+