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2012 Truquet, St-Émilion

Wine Enthusiast: "Set on the plateau of Saint-Émilion, this 12-acre property has produced a structured and firm wine. It is solid with tannins, dark with its black fruits and rich with superripe Merlot. Drink from 2018." (5/2015) K&L Notes: Lovely richness on the palate; typical of Right Bank 2012 wines. Silky wine--a great value. Black licorice flavors; delicious! And for less than $15? What a great finish on this wine. 


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2012 L'Avocat Rouge, Graves Top Pick!
2012 L'Avocat Rouge, Graves

Ch. L’Avocat is from the small commune of Cerons, which is located just north of Barsac and Sauternes in the southern Graves appellation. I met Nicola Allison at a small conference of Women from Bordeaux and Napa Valley in Napa earlier. She followed my advice by sending her wines to our hotel in April to be tasted and Clyde and I liked them. I followed up by visiting the estate almost 8 weeks later and was shown the gravely, plateau vineyards by her husband Sean who manages the vines. The vineyards were purchased by the Allisons in 2002; the fruit was pr... Read More » 


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2012 Tour St-Christophe, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2012 Tour St-Christophe, St-Emilion

93 points James Suckling: "Incredible chalk and salt character with minerala and cocoa as well as berries. Full-bodied, tightly wound and long. So much going on. From Hong Kong’s Kwok family who also own Haut-Brisson in St. Emilion. This is the first year they made. Located next door to Barde-Haut. Better in 2017. Exciting new wine." (2/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An attractive wine from another member of the Chinese Kwok family, the 2012 Tour Saint Christophe has a dense ruby/purple color, appealing cassis and blackcurrant fruit, medium body, foresty floral notes, wood and spice. The color is deep and t ...Read More » 


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JS 93 RP 90

2012 Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The opaque bluish-purple 2012 Smith Haut Lafite offers up notes of licorice, graphite, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, stunningly ripe, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This is another sensational effort from the Cathiards that is perfectly balanced, complex, super-rich and pure. Drink it over the next 20-25 years. This is another great turn-around effort that dated from the acquisition of this once moribund estate in 1990, by Daniel and Florence Cathiard. They continue to do an exemplary job with both white a ...Read More » 


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2012 d'Issan, Margaux

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Château d’Issan, builds on the richness of the second wine and adds more body, structure and density. It has an inky purple color and a stunning nose of spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit as well as touches of incense and graphite. Medium to full-bodied and stunningly concentrated, this 2012 is a great success in the vintage, one of the superstars. Moreover, its precociousness suggests it could be drunk in the next 4-5 years or cellared through 2025. I underrated this wine dramatically in my report of April, 2013 (Issue 206). ...Read More » 


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2012 Pavillon Beauregard, Lalande-de-Pomerol

Just north of Pomerol, the Lalande-de-Pomerol is known for lush, Merlot-dominant wines of great value. In 2012, Pomerol and surrounding regions produced some of the best reds in Bordeaux. Praise from Wine Spectator for a previous vintage of this bottle: "This plump red offers round cherry and plum flavors, with notes of vanilla and spice. An herbal edge gives this supple wine a traditional character." (2012) 


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2012 Ronan by Clinet, Bordeaux Supérieur

Wine Spectator: "Soft and forward, with gentle blueberry and plum fruit, laced with a singed vanilla bean note. (Web Only—2015)" K&L Notes: This Great Bordeaux wine has been made by Château Clinet's team at Pomerol since the 2000 vintage. The grapes are selected from amongst the best vineyards on Bordeaux's right bank, and then vinified and blended by Château Clinet. Extraordinary value. 100% Merlot from an outstanding vintage, Great now, it can only get better. Juicy, spicy, sexy wine with tons of upfront blackberry fruit flavors. Some pepperiness also on the palate. 


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2012 La Tour de By, Médoc (Previously $19)

Jancis Robinson: "Vanilla-laced dark fruit. More cedary on the palate. Rich, chewy and satisfying with very soft finish." (10/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An excellent blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, this wine offers attractive value for its superb quality. The wine has a dense ruby/purple color, nice cedary blackcurrant fruit, medium body and surprisingly soft, well-integrated tannins. This sleeper of the vintage should drink nicely for 5-8 years. (RP)" (4/2015) Wine Enthusiast: "The dominance of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend of this structured wine gives strong tannins and tight ...Read More » 


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2012 Trébiac, Graves

You need look no further than Graves for a screamingly good example of ready-to-drink, Merlot-based red. Tobacco, oak and black currant aromas exude from this value-driven Bordeaux, that drinks like a bottle three times the price. 


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2012 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The iconic 2012 Pape Clement is a candidate for near-perfection as well as one of the wines of the vintage. From proprietor Bernard Magrez, this is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. This extraordinary vineyard (a few miles to the west of Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion) has hit all the highlights of this vintage. Interestingly, the quality of the Pomerols and Graves wines in 2012 is closer to what one would consider a great vintage than the general image of 2012. This is truly great wine and not fa ...Read More » 


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2012 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc

92 points James Suckling: "This red shows some cassis, blueberries and floral notes on the nose. Some tar, too. Medium to full body, juicy tannins and a fruity finish. Enticing wine. Drink now or hold." (2/2015) 87-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red ruby with purple tinges. Sexy, floral aromas of raspberry, pepper, licorice and spices are vibrant and precise. Juicy, intense and very smooth, with wonderful energy and precision to the flavors of blackberry, licorice and spices. Very nicely balanced, persistent wine with fine tannins and very good grip--and no green or harsh edges. This excellent wine gets m ...Read More » 


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2012 Cap de Merle, Lussac-St-Emilion (375ml)

From the importer: "Chateau Cap de Merle is a delicious St-Emilion that represents excellent value. The owners and winemakers — brothers Alain and Jean-Marie Bel — use no wood in vinifying Cap de Merle so its pure, rich and savory Merlot fruit comes through directly upon tasting. The winery’s excellent plateau vineyard on sandstone soil assures optimal ripeness of fruit and supple tannins...2012 is a superb vintage at Cap de Merle. It saw the continuation of the advances in the Bel’s winemaking, aimed at making Cap de Merle even more deeply colored, fres... Read More » 


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2012 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien Top Pick!
2012 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. Firmly tannic in character, this wine is dry and extracted. There's potential for this powerful, impressive wine to bear the wine's very dry character with the weight of its fruit." (4/2013) 92 points Decanter: "Dense black-red, firm, quite spicy Cabernet Sauvignon, both ripeness and firmness is there, elegance over power and a good future." (10/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dense ruby/purple, with cassis licorice and forest floors notes in the aromatics, Léoville-Barton’s 2012 is a relatively big, rich, masculine style of wine. This full-bodied wine needs 5-8 years of cellaring and shou ...Read More » 


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2012 Barde-Haut, St-Émilion Top Pick!
2012 Barde-Haut, St-Émilion

92 points James Suckling: "A dense and polished red for the vintage with dried strawberry, raspberry and chocolate character. Full body, firm tannins and a pretty finish. Needs two or three years to soften slightly but already impressive." (1/2015) 92 points Vinous: "The 2012 Barde-Haut is dark, fleshy and voluptuous, with notable depth and resonance from the Merlot. Mocha, bittersweet chocolate, plums and spices all add nuance, but above all else, the 2012 is a wine of spherical texture and intensity. Give it a few years to fully unwind. The blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, aged in 300-lit ...Read More » 


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2012 Pavie Macquin, St-Emilion

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. Full bodied and ripe, this wine is marked by smoky character, spiciness and full-throttle tannins. Blackberry fruits on the palate complement this serious structure. Obviously a long-term wine." (4/2013) 94 points James Suckling: "There is a purity and directness to this wine with blueberry, sliced-mushroom and floral character. Full body, firm tannins and a long and intense finish. Racy." (2/2015) 94 points Vinous: "The 2012 Pavie Macquin is pure elegance. Silky tannins and a supple, layered personality give the 2012 much of its inviting personality. With time in the glass, the 2012 turn ...Read More » 


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2012 Grand Corbin Manuel, St-Emilion

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A tiny estate of just over 20 acres on the St.-Emilion-Pomerol border, this 2012 is one of the strongest wines I have yet tasted from this producer. The color is opaque bluish/purple, and the wine offers up notes of blueberry, black raspberry, crushed rock and earth. Chewy, thick, juicy fruit and beautiful, with impressive length, this top-flight St.-Emilion is well under the radar and a major sleeper of the vintage. Drink it over the next 15+ years. It is 80% Merlot and the balance mostly Cabernet Franc. (RP)" (4/2015) Wine Spectator: "This offers a good, direct core of r ...Read More » 


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RP 90

2012 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The classic 2012 Haut-Bailly is staggeringly great wine, with a stunning bouquet of lead pencil shavings, blueberries, black raspberries and blackcurrants and perhaps a touch of spring flowers, followed by a medium to full-bodied wine with an almost seamless integration of wood, alcohol and tannin. It is rich, concentrated, stunningly supple, pure and a total hedonistic and intellectual turn-on. This wine defines what is meant by intensity of flavor, but it is light on its feet, à la great cuisine. It should be drinkable reasonably young, but age effortl ...Read More » 


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2012 Angludet, Margaux

91 points James Suckling: "Earthy and rich with currant, meat and spice undertones. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Needs two or three years to soften. Better in 2017. Delicious Angludet." (2/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another truly exceptional wine from the Sichel family, the 2012 d’Angludet has a deep ruby/purple color, a sweet floral, blueberry and blackcurrant-scented nose with a touch of licorice, light tannins, low acidity and a nice, fleshy mouthfeel. This is a sexy, mouth-filling and satisfying wine from both a hedonistic and intellectual vantage point. Drink this sleeper of the vint ...Read More » 


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JS 91 RP 90

2012 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "...This is a densely ripe wine, full of black fruits, smoky wood and generous tannins. Given its structure, the wine will obviously age well, even if it is drinkable in the medium term." (4/2013) 94 points James Suckling: "A pretty core of ripe-berry, currant and mineral character to this red with a full body, silky tannins and a fresh finish to add. Creamy texture. Better in 2017." (2/2015) 94 points Vinous: "The 2012 Pichon-Longueville Baron is wonderfully aromatic and textured in the glass. Scents of smoke, pipe tobacco and cedar meld into a core of intense dark fruit. Pliant and supple, but with con ...Read More » 


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2012 Fourcas Hosten, Listrac

Jancis Robinson: "Fully ripe dark fruit. Lightly perfumed. Good harmony on the mid palate, lightish but refined and fresh. Maybe the tannins are just slightly drying on the finish." (10/2014)  


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2012 Puy-Blanquet, St-Émilion

Jancis Robinson: "Deepest crimson. Lively, juicy and very moreish. Not terribly long but attractive, chewy, wholesome and digestible. Drink 2016-2022." (4/2013) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red. Red cherry, blackcurrant, cinnamon and violet on the enticing nose. Bright, fresh and juicy in the mouth, with a floral nuance to the delicate red berry and mineral flavors. Lively acidity provides lift and cut on the long finish. A straightforward but well-made wine with no harsh tannins or green notes. (ID)" (6/2013)  


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2012 Gazin, Pomerol

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This may be the first time in the history of this estate that Gazin has been made from 100% Merlot. That was the favored cepage (grape varietal) in 2012, and Gazin has produced a powerful, concentrated, dark plum/purple-hued wine displaying notes of balsam wood, forest floor, camphor, blackberries and cassis. As the wine sits in the glass, hints of white chocolate and espresso roast (no doubt from the barrels used) emerge. Full, rich and intense, this impressive 2012 reminds me of the 2001, only slightly more masculine. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and ...Read More » 


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2012 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A decent effort in this tough vintage for some of the Médoc wines, Lanessan’s 2012 has some nice suppleness to the tannin, cranberry and black cherry fruit, plum and blackcurrants. It is medium-bodied with earth, herbs and spice. Drink it over the next decade. (RP)" (4/2015) K&L Notes: * A very fruity and tasty style. Another great value from what Robert Parker calls a "consistent property that turns out wines that are often very close to classified-growth quality." 


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2012 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac Top Pick!
2012 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. The wine is very dry, layered tannins giving a major sense of structure. It will always have this dry, dense character, very firm, solid and powerful." (4/2013) 92 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blackcurrants, blueberries and lemons follow through to a full body, firm tannins and a fresh, clean finish. A little tight now but excellent. Precision to this. Back ended. Better in 2018." (2/2015) 92 points Wine Spectator: "This has a very solid core of dark plum, crushed black currant and blackberry fruit, with lightly firm flesh and good drive through the finish, where alder and iron notes fill in ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

94 points James Suckling: "Extremely complex with cinnamon, dried fruits and dried flowers. Full body, super-integrated tannins and a silky, polished finish. Very impressive. Better in 2018 but very beautiful already." (2/2015) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* This structured wine with big, bold red fruits offers ripe acidity, a dense texture and considerable concentration. It also has the hallmark freshness of the vintage that balances the strong aging potential. Drink from 2022." (5/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Very floral and elegant with raspberry and blackcurrant fruit mixed with toasty oak/vanillin, followed by a m ...Read More » 


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2012 Petit Figeac, St-Emilion

Wine Spectator: "Solid, featuring pomegranate, cherry paste and plum flavors, lined with anise, alder and iron notes. Not big, but has range and purity, with fresh fruit lingering on the finish. (Web-2015)"  


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2012 Mauvesin-Barton, Moulis

89-91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel sample.* This chateau has been newly acquired by the Barton family of Léoville Barton. It's an attractive, fruity wine with warm tannins. The palate is fine and juicy, and finishes softly at the end." (4/2013) K&L Notes: In 2011, the Barton family (already famous for their Leoville and Langoa properties) purchased Chateau Mauvesin from the Baritaults who had owned the estate for four generations. The sale gave Lilian Barton-Sartorius her first property outside of St. Julien, where the Bartons have made world-class Bordeaux for almost 200 years. With 2012 as t... Read More » 


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WE 89 - 91

2012 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "* Cellar Selection * This is a wine with big tannins and big fruit. You can feel the wood rather than taste it, certainly smell it initially before the black currant aromas kick in. Impressive and sumptuous, it has a solid density that layers with the smoky character of the fruit and wood. Rich and complex, it needs to age. Drink from 2025." (5/2015) 94 points Vinous: "A big wine for the year, the 2012 Ducru-Beaucaillou possesses striking depth and intensity from start to finish. Sweet tobacco, cedar, smoke and savory herb overtones add intrigue to this deep, fleshy Saint-Ju ...Read More » 


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2012 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "With marked acidity as well as black fruits, this is a wine with weight and richness. It has a dark core of firm tannins, although the aftertaste maintains the juiciness." (4/2013) 92 points James Suckling: "A red with mineral, oyster-shell and currant character. Full body, chewy tannins and a long and muscular finish. Needs two or three years to soften. A racy 2012." (2/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It is hard not to give kudos to proprietor Henri Lurton, as he’s done such a great job at this famous estate in Margaux. The 2012 has an opaque ruby/purple color and beautifully sweet, velvety tannins. It had to ...Read More » 


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2012 Canon-La-Gaffelière, St-Emilion

94 points Vinous: "The 2012 Canon La Gaffelière possesses striking aromatic presence, beautifully layered fruit and exceptional balance. This is arguably the most refined, precise wine in Stephan von Neipperg's stable, which is not surprising given the blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Rose petal, mint and generous red stone fruits meld into the creamy yet understated finish. This is a striking 2012 that speaks to finesse. (AG)" (1/2016) 93 points James Suckling: "Beautiful nose of strawberries, cherries and cedar notes. Shaved chocolate, too. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a juicy an ...Read More » 


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2012 Cantenac Brown, Margaux

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. A solid effort, this is a wine with great fruit and firm structure to support it. Ripe and full in the mouth, it’s a firm and complex wine with a delicious juicy aftertaste." (4/2013) 93 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended* This red offers beguiling aromas of bergamot, roasted sandalwood and black tea, before giving way to a well-endowed core of plum, blackberry and raspberry reduction notes. The structure is remarkably fine-grained, showing seamless integration through the long finish. A really great showing. Best from 2017 through 2025." (3/2015) 92 points James Suckling: "This is very ...Read More » 


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2012 de Chantegrive Rouge, Graves

90 points James Suckling: "Aromas of spices, plums and strawberries follow through to a medium to full body, velvety tannins and a bright finish. Hints of vanilla on the finish. Better in 2017." (2/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Leveque family has hit pay dirt again with this 2012 Graves. An inky, bluish/purple color, and an equal part blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the wine shows terrific fruit, great purity, graphite and underlying earthy burning ember notes. It has medium body and loads of fruit, depth and light tannin in the finish, showing this wine can be drunk early, or cellared for up t ...Read More » 


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JS 90

2012 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux

93 points James Suckling: "Beautiful aromas and flavors of cassis, ripe black cherries and raspberries. Some earth, too. This is a full-bodied red with silky tannins and a long, fruity finish. Juicy. Better in 2018." (2/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another great wine in this vintage, the 2012 Malescot offers up tremendous level of black fruits, charcoal and intense, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, sensational purity, low acidity and ripe tannins. It is full-bodied, stunning, multidimensional, and a compelling example of this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030+. (RP)" (4/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "This is distinctive, w ...Read More » 


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2012 Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol

91 points Wine Spectator: "Alluring raspberry and blueberry fruit glides along easily, with solid yet silky structure and a long, black tea- and Black Forest cake-framed finish. Drink now through 2024." (3/2015) 88-90 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel Sample.* This warm, gentle wine is lush with spice, fruit and soft tannins. Attractive acidity and touches of chocolate and licorice add complexity." (4/2013) Jancis Robinson: "Deep bright cherry red. Pure-fruit sweetness on the nose, some pepper. Herbaceous verging towards green on the palate but lively and fresh, tannins slightly dry on the finish. Drink 2016-2022." (4/2013) James Suckling: "Juicy and s ...Read More » 


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WS 91 WE 88 - 90

2012 Vieux-Château-Certan, Pomerol

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is already so delicious, it’s initially hard to find the structure. Packed with black fruits, it has velvet tannins that only slowly reveal their power. Layers of generous Merlot give the ripest black plum flavors. The wine is rich and the tannins well integrated, yet everything will age well. Drink from 2024." (5/2015) 94 points James Suckling: "This wine is already so delicious, it’s initially hard to find the structure. Packed with black fruits, it has velvet tannins that only slowly reveal their power. Layers of generous Merlot give the ripest black plum flavors. The w ...Read More » 


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2012 Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux

94 points James Suckling: "This is amazing for the second wine with incredible white truffle, stone and currant character. Purity of fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, silky and refined. Fantastic length. Better in 2018 but almost impossible to resist now. Incredible." (2/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another brilliant example from administrator Thomas Duroux and his team, the intense second wine, Palmer’s 2012 Alter Ego (51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot), offers up plenty of blackberry and crème de cassis notes along with some spring flowers, licorice and subtle background oak. Opulentl ...Read More » 


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2012 Gloria, St-Julien

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Solid and concentrated, this wine certainly shows great dryness as well as fruit. It has power and density, and a texture that balances new wood as well as the fruitiness." (4/2013) Jancis Robinson: "Deep crimson. Leafy and dark-fruited at the same time. Inviting. Deliciously and distinctively rich and full in the mouth but still shapely and refined. Plenty of tannin but all hidden in the fruit. Lovely harmony and so much more generous than most 2012s tasted at the UGC's London showing." (10/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 is a successful effort once again from Château Gloria, a property that ...Read More » 


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WE 92 - 94

2012 Phélan-Ségur, St-Estèphe

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "As is often the case with Phélan Ségur, there is an excess of wood in this wine. Sometimes it works, as here, because the big, bold fruits are powerful enough to match the toastiness. That suggests a future as a ripe, black-fruited and structured wine with room for juicy acidity. Drink from 2019." (5/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a dark, dense feel, with layers of fig, blackberry, leather, chestnut, tobacco and loam all carrying through the broad, smoky finish. Features solid fruit, with an ample tug of earth. A solid effort for the vintage. Best from 2017 through 2022. 15 ...Read More » 


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WE 92 WS 90

2012 La Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, it transcends the vintage boasting a black/purple color along with sweet black raspberry and blueberry fruit notes intermixed with spring flowers, incense, new oak and lavender. Rich and intensely concentrated, this beauty should drink well for a decade or more." (4/2013) 91 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blueberries, minerals and stones follow through to a full body, with silky tannins and a delicious finish already. I like the sweet fruit on the finish." (4/2013) 88-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining inky purple. Strong, sexy oak not ...Read More » 


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2012 Bourgneuf, Pomerol

90 points James Suckling: "Soft and silky red with berry, plum, smoke and chocolate character and a hint of walnut. Medium to full body and a juicy finish. Mineral and salt undertones. Better in 2017." (2/2015) 88-90 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel Sample* This wine is rich and ripe in style with intense dark-fruit flavors and a bold, chocolaty character. There's plenty of spice along with spirited acidity, but on the finish, it feels solid, full and a bit chunky." (4/2013) 90 points Wine Spectator: "A hefty mesquite note leads the way, turning to layers of enticing plum and boysenberry fruit, which linger on the fruitcake-framed finish as ...Read More » 


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2012 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux

92 points James Suckling: "A wine with blackberry, spice and licorice character. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a fruity finish. Subtle and fine. Shows class. Lovely tannins. Drink in 2016." (2/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Performing much better from bottle than barrel, this is a super effort from Prieuré Lichine. This inky purple-colored wine displays beautiful floral-infused blueberry and blackberry fruit as well as cassis. It is medium to full-bodied, stunningly pure, gorgeously textured, and quite long and impressive. This is a top success in the vintage, capable of lasting 20 or more years. ...Read More » 


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2012 Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac Top Pick!
2012 Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "* Cellar Selection * Showing the serious side of Lafite, this is big and dark, powered by tannins as much as fruit. The wood aging is still showing, although that will integrate into the great structure that holds up the ripe black currant fruits. Totally dominated by some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, this wine has strength while also having great freshness. Drink from 2024." (5/2015) 95 points James Suckling: "Superb structure for the vintage with blackcurrants, cedar, mushroom and sweet tobacco character. Full-bodied yet reserved and tight with an impressive densi ...Read More » 


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2012 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel Sample.* With so much spicy fruit, intensely ripe blackberry flavors and solid tannins, all the elements of excellence are here, and powered by a firm structure. This wine has weight and a fine Cabernet concentration." (4/2013) 93 points James Suckling: "A silky and fine red with blueberry, blackberry and floral character. Hints of hazelnuts. Full body, integrated tannins and a fresh finish. Persistent too. Better in 2017." (2/2015) 88-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium deep ruby-purple. Perfumed, refined aromas and flavors of black cherry, spicy dark plum, licorice, cedar and ink. Smooth and quite long on ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2012 La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As for the 2012 La Mission Haut Brion, this wine (41% of the total production) continues to perform as it has for nearly a century. At first-growth levels of quality, this is s stunning wine that is full-bodied and very concentrated with notes of graphite, subtle charcoal embers, crème de cassis, blackberry and underlying subtle earthiness. The wine is full and powerful, rich and concentrated. And sure enough, the alcohol level tips the scales at 15% from a blend 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc. This is a big, blockbuster La Mission Haut Brion that sho ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2012 Feytit-Clinet, Pomerol

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine has a beautiful, dense, opaque bluish/purple color, with loads of sweet fruit, no noticeable oak, earth, spice and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. The finish is long, opulent and beautifully textured. This is stunning Pomerol in this vintage. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. There is also room for further improvement. The final blend was 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with the alcohol 14.1% from tiny yields of 22 hectoliters per hectare. (RP)" (4/2015) 92 points James Suckling: "A silky and refined wine with superb balance and beauty for the vintage. Full-bodied, v ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2012 Saint-Pierre, St-Julien

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. This is a solid effort that showcases both great blackberry fruit and sweet tannins right at the forefront. There is also fine acidity and a layer of wood that gives a dry, firm, age-worthy aftertaste." (4/2013) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A soft, somewhat fleshy and opulent style of St.-Julien, this 2012 has a deep ruby/purple color, good minerality, moderate tannin, and a full but more precocious and accessible style than its neighbors such as Léoville Poyferré and Beychevelle. This is more along the lines of the juicy, succulent Talbot, but certainly has aging poten ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2012 Petit-Village, Pomerol

93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of dark fruits and flowers follow through to a full body, fine tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Very fine and pretty. One of the best PVs in years." (2/2015) 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. A ripe and fruity wine, this exhibits an well-structured balance of acidity and sweet tannins. It has weight, richness, and a fine fruitiness." (4/2013) 91 points Decanter: "Lovely wine. Continues the progression. Dark/red berry fruit with a little spice and vanilla. Palate plush and seductive. Fine, long tannins. (JW)" (4/2013) 89-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Fully saturated, opaque inky-purple. Aromatic coffee and tobacco nuances c ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2012 Figeac, St-Emilion

93-94 points James Suckling: "A wine with a mineral, blueberry and light clay character. Full body, with round and velvety tannins and a long finish. Shows plenty of mineral, iron and spice character. Can’t make up my mind if I like 2011 and 2012. I tasted both this time." (4/2013) 92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. This wine has weight and tannins that offer good structure, but it's the ripe, rich fruit that dominates. It's powerful and complex, and likely to age well." (4/2013) 93 points Wine Spectator: "A beguiling tobacco leaf note weaves up and away from the core of steeped plum and mulled currant fruit, while a sleek iron accen ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco



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