The 2008 S.L.V. is the 35th vintage since the 1973 S.L.V. won the Paris Tasting in 1976. This rich and generous Cabernet Sauvignon opens with crushed blackberry and ripe plum aromas, accented by notes of anise, fennel and cedar. Full-bodied and supple, the wine flows smoothly across the palate. The wine's texture is reminiscent of enjoying a dark
chocolate covered caramel with sea salt. Dark fruit and spice linger on the fi nish. Serve S.L.V. with braised lamb shanks with star anise or pork
tenderloin with fresh rosemary.