Cuvee 88888888 – the ultimate Bordeaux 2008!

chateau 88888888

Chateau Lafite-Rothschild added the Chinese character for “8″ on their 2008 bottles. Mouton-Rothschild added a painting by a Chinese artist to their 2008s. What could the Bordelais do next?

Behold: Cuvée 88888888, the Grand Vin from the Premier Cru Classé, Chateau Laftourongaux!

Thanks Beijing Boyce and Jean-Luc for the suggestions!

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10 Responses to “Cuvee 88888888 – the ultimate Bordeaux 2008!”


  1. So Full of Win I’d buy a case just to resell it in a year!


  2. Funny stuff! Not much else to say beyond that.


  3. Thanks–in the few hours since I posted this, the first tranche has already sold out and prices are up 188%!


  4. Hope to see it reviewed on Suckling’s new website


  5. To top this, the next step should be to create a bottle shaped like an 8. Also, they need to redefine “case” as 8 bottles, but keep the case price the same…
    :)


  6. Sorry to be nit picky, but it’s technically the “Chinese” character for 8, not “Mandarin”, as the formal written language is the same for all dialects.


  7. J Dogg- Thank you–corrected above!


  8. Soon wine brands like Ch Fourcas Dupre and Ch Fortet will recognize the down side of having a “four” sound in their names and will have to change the brand names to adapt to the Chinese market. The Chinese for four sounds close to the word for death, a particularly negative subject with the Chinese. Can’t wait for Ch Eight-tet and Ch Eightcas Dupre.


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  10. [...] of course commanded much higher price) – most recent example was described by Dr. Vino in his Cuvee 88888888 post, talking about special Bordeaux production for China market. While I didn’t have a chance [...]


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