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2008 L'Aventure - Optimus 750ml
2008 L'Aventure - Optimus
USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles
Red / Proprietary Blend
2008 L'Aventure - Optimus
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds Issue: Issue 153

($45; 48% cabernet sauvignon, 28% syrah and 24% petit verdot; 15.5% alcohol) Inky purple. An explosively perfumed bouquet displays scents of blackberry, violet, rose and incense, with a strong note of smoky Indian spices. Open-knit, sappy dark fruit flavors show no rough edges and pick up notes of licorice and mint with air. Alluringly silky on the finish, which repeats the floral and spice notes.

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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 190

The 2008 Optimus, a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Syrah, and 24% Petit Verdot, plays it close to the vest. Graphite, espresso, chocolate, and black currant notes slowly emerge from the glass of this dense ruby/purple-colored wine. In the mouth, it is an elegant, medium-bodied effort rather than the broad, blockbuster style of past vintages. Fruity, pure, and impeccably well-made, it should age effortlessly for 10-12 years.

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Community Reviews

Sandrew Trust Rating: 94 Tasted On: 10/22/2011 Drink Dates: 2011-2021


Wine365 Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 05/31/2011 Drink Dates: 2011-2018

Big fan of this! Beautiful dark ruby with a deep core and magenta on the rim. Intense nose that is extremely inviting. Aromas include blackberry, floral notes and smoke. The body is medium plus, the wine is round and the tannins are fine to silky. There is dark ripe fruit with plum and an almost a syrup quality. Anise, tar and some crushed leaves on the finish. Very concentrated.

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