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I have had the 2008 President’s Selection before and thoroughly enjoyed it.  This version was slightly over the top for me.  Very dark purple in the glass, I could almost smell the color.  Over-extraction and judicious oak left me somewhat disappointed.  Blueberry jam and plum compote with good acidity and some bracing tannins.  Perhaps it may need some more time in the cellar methinks.  Anyway, at about $19 I think it is an 87 pointer and only 3 stars.  I can’t pinpoint a pairing that would work well, but this bottle could easily be drunk all by itself if you like this style.  Salut….

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