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2012 Cantenac Brown, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

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) 90-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cantenac Brown, one of the most impressive Margaux I tasted, is the complete package -- from the initial attack to the layered, rich finish. Dense ruby/purple-hued with notes of licorice, mulberries, black currants, asphalt and spring flowers, this medium to full-bodied, concentrated, rich effort does not reveal an excess of rusticity or astringency. I ...Read More » 


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2012 l'Avocat Blanc, Graves

L'Avocat is in the small commune of Cerons, which is located just north of Barsac and Sauternes in the southern Graves appellation. At 300 feet above the Garrone River, the vineyards have stunning views of the lovely Côtes de Bordeaux. The vineyard's soil is loaded with different color gravel that imparts textbook minerality to both their whites and reds. L'Avocat's white is fresh and citrusy from the Sauvignon Blanc, and the addition of barrel-fermented Semillon rounds out the palate. This is a great all-around white for cocktailing or with salads, fis... Read More » 


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2012 Bois-Martin, Pessac-Léognan Top Pick!
2012 Bois-Martin, Pessac-Léognan

Situated between the great Château Fieuzal and Château Malartic-Lagravière just outside the village of Léognan, this estate, owned by the esteemed Perrin family, makes first class wines from 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, aged in barrique (25% new). Black cherries, dark currants, and a touch of spice with plenty of backbone and good acidity. 


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2012 Cartier, St-Emilion (Previously $20)

What a delicious wine. Soft and supple with tons of spicy fruit on the nose and palate. Semi-new wave, but fine structure and balance. Excellent value. Another find on our 2012 Bordeaux buy trip. Organically cultivated. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Co-Owner and Bordeaux Buyer) 


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2012 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (375ml)

90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. Attractive and fruity, a wine that has soft texture with light touches of botrytis. It's warm and rich, with a fine final texture of dryness and acidity." (4/2013) 89-92 points Wine Spectator: "Quite lively, with a floral edge to the white peach, pineapple and heather notes. Good freshness and definition." (4/2013) Jancis Robinson: "Pure fruited: citrus and a touch of pineapple and ripe apple. Delicately honeyed. Sour/fresh on the palate. Lively and bright if not yet complex." (4/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Doisy-Vedrines has a typically forthright, honeyed, nectarine-scented bouquet that does not quite p ...Read More » 


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2012 Fleur Cardinale, St-Emilion

92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This full-bodied beauty exhibits a dense opaque purple color in addition to copious notes of creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice and incense. It should drink well for 15-20 years. This will be a sleeper of the vintage. A superstar of the vintage (not surprising given how successful the proprietors, the Decoster family, have been over the last decade or more), this 58-acre vineyard located near the village of St.-Etienne de Lisse enjoyed yields of 34 hectoliters per hectare. The harvest took place extremely late — between October 22 and November 3. The fina ...Read More » 


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2012 Labégorce, Margaux

89-92 points Wine Spectator: "Vibrant, with a racy, well-stitched core of damson plum, raspberry and blackberry fruit supported by fruitcake and graphite notes. Displays range and energy. Solid." (4/2013) 89-90 points James Suckling: "A wine that shows a pretty depth of fruit with soft and silky tannins. Very well done. Not quite the 2011." (4/2013) 88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A major sleeper of the vintage, the 2012 is a Labegorce that finally reflects the investments and change of staff and ownership that had held so much promise. A dense ruby/purple hue is followed by abundant notes of black currants, blackberries, licorice, a foresty/underb ...Read More » 


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2012 Poujeaux, Moulis

91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a complex wine that's dry at the heart and powered with dark tannins. Slowly the juicy fruit shows through on the mid palate, yielding a wine that offers the potential of solid fruits and excellent acidity." (4/2013) 88-91 points Wine Spectator: "Fleshy and compact, offering dark plum and black currant paste flavors lined with briar, ganache and roasted tobacco leaf. Shows solid grip and depth." (4/2013) 89-90 points James Suckling: "A balanced and nicely structured wine with fine tannins and a pretty finish. Nicely done for the vintage." (4/2013) 88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another sleeper of the vintage, the dense ruby/purple-hued 2012 ...Read More » 


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2012 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

92-93 points James Suckling: "This is soft and pretty with currant and berry character and hints of wet earth. Full body, with fine tannins and a fresh and lively finish. Refined and beautiful. Juicy and long. Sweet fruit in the center palate." (4/2013)93 points Wine Spectator: "This is distinctive, with a roasted alder streak running through an enticing core of crushed plum, blackberry and black currant confiture flavors. Long and velvety on the finish, with bay, tobacco and black tea accents checking in. This is suave, with fruit and terroirin spades, particularly for the vintage. Best from 2017 through 2025. ...Read More » 


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2012 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93 points James Suckling: "This is very muscular with blackcurrant, blueberry and mineral character. Full and tight now but this shows a serious backbone of tannins and length. Try in 2018." (2/2015)93 points Wine Spectator: "Well-built, with a charcoal frame that melds nicely with steeped currant, blackberry paste and dark plum fruit flavors. The long finish is riveted to a graphite underpinning. Remarkably dense, but without the austere twinge of the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2030." (3/2015) 90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep purple-ruby. Highly aromatic nose offers scents of smoky blackberry, red cherry, violet, cocoa and spicy oa ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the stars of the vintage, it boasts a dense purple color as well as a big, sweet bouquet of red and black currants, graphite, subtle flowers and well-integrated, toasty oak. Impressively built rich and medium to full-bodied without losing the quintessential elegance and finesse for which this famous estate is renowned, the 2012 Domaine de Chevalier is filled with purity, equilibrium and balance. The tannins are sweet enough that this wine should be accessible when released, and will last for 15-20 years. Is this a modern day clone of their brillia ...Read More » 


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2012 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. This is a structured, ripe wine that also has a great sense of freshness-vibrant blackberry flavor and lively acidity. The finish retains the same delicious freshness and brightness of this vintage." (4/2013) 94-95 points James Suckling: "A wine that makes you want to drink it already. It’s stylish with berries, currants, cedar and stone aromas and flavors. Full body, with very integrated tannins and a long, long finish. A small percentage of the wine is now aged in cement vats instead of oak barrels. This touches all the senses. A beauty. Made from biodynamic grapes. ...Read More » 


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2012 La Dauphine, Fronsac (Pre-Arrival)

89-90 points James Suckling: "Very pretty fruit with dark berries and plums. Medium-to-full body, with fine tannins and a fresh finish." (4/2013) 87-90 points Wine Spectator: "Delivers pure cassis and damson plum aromas, with a sleek feel and a good mix of toast and violet notes on the finish. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. (Web-2013)" (4/2013) Jancis Robinson: "Black core, purple rim. Aromatic dark fruit. Vigorous, dense but fresh. Just the right amount of chew at this stage. Youthful harmony and length with a fine mineral thread through the fruit. Don't know the price but imagine this will be (good value). Drink 2017-2025. ...Read More » 


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2012 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Smoky, floral aromas are immediately enticing. They follow through to a wine that is rich and dry rather than obviously sweet. It has great swathes of botrytis and acidity, accompanied by yellow fruits and ripe citrus. Drink this structured wine from 2020." (5/2015)91 points Wine Spectator: "An unctuous style, with toasted almond and hazelnut notes coating the core of glazed peach, warm piecrust and creamed yellow apple. Shows a fresh lemon meringue edge on the finish, though that should give way to a more tropical and toasty side as this ages. Drink now through 2027." (3/2015)90 points James Suckling: "Very ...Read More » 


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2012 l'Avocat, Cérons (Graves/Sweet) (500ml)

Ch. L’Avocat’s vineyard location, just a few hundred yards from the Garonne River are in a perfect spot for their grapes to catch the morning mist that will infect the grapes and allow “boytrytis” to flourish, creating a lush wine of great sweetness. The bouquet is of citrus, apricot and pineapple fruit; on the palate it has the hallmark quality of lively acidity with fruit flavors of marmalade, pineapple and lemons. Good complexity and concentration with a fresh finish. An impressive value in sweet wine! (Ralph Sands, K&L Bordeaux Expert) 


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2012 Fonplégade, St-Emilion

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Fonplegade, a major success for the vintage, possesses a dense purple color along with sweet blueberry, black raspberry and crushed chalk-like notes intermixed with a hint of spring flowers. Sweet tannins, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and excellent fruit, texture, opulence and richness suggest it will drink well for 12-15 years." (4/2013) 90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Owned by American Stephen Adams, Château Fonplégade showcases a rich and modern style of wine with smooth tannins and a velvet texture. Intensely concentrated on the finish." (4/2013) 89-92 points Wine Spectator: "Features a core of plum, ...Read More » 


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2012 Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

94 points James Suckling: "This is very deep and sensual for the vintage with blackberry, tobacco, chocolate, coffee and spice character. Full body, super-integrated tannins and a long, long finish. Superb for the vintage. Give it three or four years to come around but already gorgeous." (2/2015) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A brilliant success again, this blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot is a medium-bodied, impressively concentrated wine with copious quantities of red and black fruits. Licorice, roasted herbs and a touch of background oak are present in this sl ...Read More » 


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2012 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion

90-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 offers up a beautifully fragrant nose of mocha, coffee beans, black cherries, black currants, spring flowers and forest floor. The complex aromatics are followed by a medium to full-bodied St.-Emilion with beautiful density and purity as well as a touch of toasty oak. Barde-Haut has been an over-achiever since the Garcin-Leveque family acquired it. Bravo! Drink the 2012 over the next 12-15 years." (4/2013) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "This has a bold, spicy lead, with flashes of anise, cocoa and cinnamon giving way to lightly mulled cherry, raspberry and plum fruit. Delivers ...Read More » 


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2012 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. Comprised of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 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) 91-94 points Wine Spectator: "Features a bright, lively, leafy edge, with cassis bush and tobacco framing the slightly tangy core of red currant and black cherry, showing a solid note of iron. Cuts a distinctive profile, displaying sappy intensity through the finish." (4/2013) 92-93 points James Suckling: "This wine builds on the palate with pretty currants and berries. Full b ...Read More » 


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2012 Larcis Ducasse, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "This shows so much class and balance with blackberry and mushroom character. Some wet earth. It makes you want to drink it! Fine and ripe tannins. Gorgeous. Drink in 2018." (2/2015) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 exhibits notes of licorice, truffles, lead pencil shavings, barbecued meats, blackberries, black raspberries and a hint of espresso roast. Sweet new oak notes are apparent in the back of the wine, but its abundant fruit, full-bodied mouthfeel, and multidimensional texture as well as length, make for an impressive showing. This wine will need 3-4 years of cellaring and ...Read More » 


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2012 Hosanna, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Hosanna's dense ruby/purple color is followed by a floral, black raspberry, black currant, mulberry, Christmas fruitcake and licorice-scented bouquet. Full-bodied (especially for a 2012 as well as a Pomerol), rich, concentrated and strikingly pure, it combines great finesse/elegance with power and substance. It should drink well when released and age nicely for two decades or more." (4/2013)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Firm, closed and still tough, this wine has enormous potential. It’s concentrated and impressively dense, dark with the fruits layered with acidity and tannins. It doe ...Read More » 


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RP 94 - 96 WE 94 JS 93
WS 92 - 93 ST 90 - 92
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2012 d'Issan, Margaux

92 points James Suckling: "This is an excellent red now with sweet tobacco, truffles and berries. Full body, vevlety tannins and a savory finish. This shows the Issan character of decadence and richness." (3/2015) Jancis Robinson: "67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot. 50% new oak. Much deeper crimson than Blason. Again, slightly strange (oak?) note on the nose. Deep and concentrated, very Cabernet. Gentle and appetising. Good oak management. Long and good savour. 17/20 points. 2021 - 2034." (4/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A touch of herbaceousness and abundant underbrush characteristics kept my score from going higher. Nevert ...Read More » 


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2012 Kirwan, Margaux

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This solidly tannic wine is powerful and firm. It’s a very complete wine, showcasing fruit and tannin elements to give a complex, structured whole. A wine that is for long-term aging." (4/2013) 89-92 points Wine Spectator: "Lively, with a sleek, polished toast coating the core of boysenberry and blackberry fruit. A bit primal, with grippy tannins and bittersweet ganache on the finish. Shows solid depth. (Web Only-2013)" 89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This muscular, firmly structured, intense, powerful 2012 exhibits an attractive ruby/purple color along with aromas of flowers, black currants, vanillin and a hint of gra ...Read More » 


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2012 Malartic-Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This Belgian-owned estate has been making brilliant white and red Graves. Another beauty in a more difficult vintage than either 2009 or 2010, the 2012 Malartic Lagraviere is further evidence of how successful this vintage was in Pessac-Leognan. It possesses a dense purple color as well as a sumptuous perfume of creme de cassis, licorice, bay leaf, lead pencil shavings and barbecue smoke. Medium to full-bodied and richly fruity with soft tannin, surprising length and an impressive mid-palate (a rarity in 2012), it should drink well for 15 years." (4/2013) ...Read More » 


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2012 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. This powerful, impressive wine is comprised of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon. It's seriously structured, with loads of black currants and dark tannin, and revels on the finish with the juicy, fresh acidity of this vintage. A fine Mouton, this is the first vintage produced in the chateau’s new cellar." (4/2013)97 points James Suckling: "What a nose of blackberries, blackcurrants, minerals and graphite. Full-bodied, extremely fine and polished. Sexy and ethereal. Harmony. A little salty. Fabulous 2012. Pure silk. Better after 2020 but so wonderful now." (2/2015) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The intensely r ...Read More » 


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WE 96 - 98 JS 97 RP 95 - 97
WS 95 ST 92 - 94
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2012 La Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

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 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

* 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 Gloria, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

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) 88-91 points Wine Spectator: "Solid, delivering a beam of raspberry and black currant fruit lined with ganache and backed by chewy yet energetic grip." (4/2013) 87-89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another winner from this estate, which has been on a hot streak over recent vintages, the 2012 Gloria is unquestionably of classified growth quality. It offers a dark ruby/purple color, attractive, elegant, herbaceously-tinged black currant fruit, sof ...Read More » 


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2012 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Full of ripe Cabernet tannins, this is a structured wine that's chunky in character. It elegantly balances fruit and structure, resulting in a wine that's sure to be impressive." (4/2013) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Light, racy and pure, with red currant and cherry pit notes driving a solid hint of rooibos tea on the finish. The finely beaded acidity keeps this going. Not big, but persistent and showing considerable finesse." (4/2013) 88-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(68% cabernet sauvignon, 24% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc): Dark ruby. Very rich aromas of red cherry, cassis, cocoa, violet and miner ...Read More » 


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2012 Petit Figeac, St-Emilion New!
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 Troplong Mondot, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the superstars of the vintage, it boasts an inky/purple color as well as abundant notes of blueberry liqueur, graphite, truffles, acacia flowers and subtle toast. Full-bodied, opulent and already easy to drink, this large-scaled wine possesses high levels of tannin, but they are relatively well-concealed by the extravagant fruit, glycerin, texture and density of this compelling Troplong Mondot. This impressive wine may shut down after bottling and require 4-5 years of cellaring. It has the potential to last at least 15-20 years. Bravo!" (4/2013)94 points James Suckling: "Thi ...Read More » 


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2012 Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

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)92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Initially densely tannic, this wine quickly reveals a more velvet character that is enhanced by the blackberry fruits. Over half the production at Palmer in 2012 was of this second wine, which is already finely integrated and developing well. Drink from 2020." (5/2015) 88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The second wine, which has gone from strength ...Read More » 


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2012 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

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) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Tight, with an iron spine driving through the red currant, steeped cherry and blackberry core. The toast emerges on the finish, showing well-integrated briary grip. Features solid stuffing for the vintage." (4/2013) 91-92 points James Suckling: "A wine with a very good depth of fruit with currants, hints of herbs and juicy fruit. Full body." (4/2013) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This well-made, complete St.-Julien p ...Read More » 


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2012 Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

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 Talbot, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. This wine is heavily influenced by ample new-wood aging. It's deliciously juicy with black currant and plum fruits balanced by swathes of refreshing acidity at the end." (4/2013) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A strong effort from Talbot, this sexy, medium to full-bodied, richly fruity 2012 exhibits lots of creme de cassis, licorice, roasted herb and spice box characteristics in an evolved yet elegant, round, lush style that was surprisingly seductive and disarming. This offering stood out as one of the stars of St.-Julien. Drink it over the next 12-15 years." (4/2013) 90-91 points James Suckling: "Stru ...Read More » 


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2012 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. This very ripe, full-bodied wine is powered by sweet blackberries and solid tannins. It is a full, concentrated and complex wine that has a great future." (4/2013) 92-93 points James Suckling: "This is chewy with a balanced and polished tannin structure. Full body, with very good depth. Long finish. It keeps going on and on. Very well done. Better than 2011. 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, and 6% Petit Verdot. Merlot made it happen here." (4/2013) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Solid, with good flesh around the core of plum and blackberry fruit. Shows ample dark toast and ganache notes, displaying c ...Read More » 


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2012 Beau-Séjour Bécot, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A spectacular wine from this nearly 50-acre vineyard situated atop St.-Emilion’s famed limestone plateau, the final blend for the 2012 Beau-Sejour Becot was 70% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. It achieved 14% natural alcohol and yields were 31 hectoliters per hectare. One of the stars of the vintage, it is elegant yet powerful, rich and authoritative with abundant black raspberry, blueberry, graphite and toasty vanillin notes. Full-bodied and super rich for a 2012, it is packed with potential. The tannins are ripe as well as abundan ...Read More » 


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2012 Figeac, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

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 » 


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2012 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. This is a structured, ripe wine that also has a great sense of freshness-vibrant blackberry flavor and lively acidity. The finish retains the same delicious freshness and brightness of this vintage." (4/2013) 94-95 points James Suckling: "A wine that makes you want to drink it already. It's stylish with berries, currants, cedar and stone aromas and flavors. Full body, with very integrated tannins and a long, long finish. A small percentage of the wine is now aged in cement vats instead of oak barrels. This touches all the senses. A beauty. Made from biodynamic grapes. ...Read More » 


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2012 Croix Mouton, Bordeaux Supérieur

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 exhibits a deep ruby/blue/purple color along with attractive notes of toast, minerals and dark berry fruit. Medium-bodied, soft, round and velvety-textured, it is another example of a wine that performs well above its humble pedigree. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. A consistent winner from the committed, energetic proprietor, Jean-Philippe Janoueix, the 2012 Croix Mouton is his lowest level wine. A blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc that achieved 13.7% natural alcohol, it is a very good effort from a vineyard situated near Fronsac. (RP ...Read More » 


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2012 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Pape Clement is one of the stars of the vintage, which is not surprising given this estate's performances over the last 10-15 years. A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, it exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color along with a beautifully sweet, graphite-scented nose with hints of black currants, Asian plum sauce, soy and forest floor. Impressively built with medium to full-bodied flavors, it has more layers than many wines from this vintage, an appealing density and a velvety texture. Yields were a m ...Read More » 


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2012 Canon-La-Gaffelière, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Exotic notes of Christmas fruitcake, cedar wood, cassis, espresso roast and chocolate soar from the glass of this sensual, impressively well-endowed 2012. Full-bodied with silky tannin and well-integrated wood, this beauty is a tribute to the impeccable viticulture and fermentation techniques of Neipperg and his head consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt. This wine will be drinkable upon release and should evolve for 15 years. (RP)" (4/2013)93 points James Suckling: "This is very intense with beautiful dried flowers and dark fruits and and lovely finish. Lovely depth too. Goes on for m ...Read More » 


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2012 Carmes de Rieussec, Sauternes

88-91 points Wine Spectator: "Plump and open, offering green plum, nectarine and coconut notes, with a round, easy feel through the plantain-tinged finish. Tasted non-blind." (4/2013)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
WS 88 - 91

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

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Dark in structure, with a sense of austerity and dark tannins, this is a wine that will need time to develop. There's a hint of tobacco and ripe plum on the palate, and the aftertaste promises juiciness." (4/2013)94 points James Suckling: "A beautiful red with plums and chocolate and hints of licorice. Full body, with super polished tannins. Ripe fruit with forest undergrowth, dark fruits and sweet tobacco. Goes on for minutes." (4/2013) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "While the 2012 Haut-Bailly is not as powerful or rich as the 2009 and 2010, it is classically elegant, racy and noble. This medium-bodied effort is ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Special Order


2012 d'Yquem "Y Blanc" Bordeaux Blanc

93 points Wine Spectator: "Still youthfully raw, but the tangerine, clementine, white peach, white ginger and lightly toasted brioche notes are all in place, and the long finish of macadamia nut and green almond has depth. This should be gorgeous given enough time." (4/2014)  


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $169.99 Add To Cart
WS 93

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