Cuvee 88888888 – the ultimate Bordeaux 2008!

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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