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

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: "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 graph ...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 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)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This great terroir, long owned by the Gratiot family, has come to life under the inspired winemaking of Nicolas Thienpont and Stéphane Derenoncourt. Some recent vintages have been legendary efforts, especially 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010. The 2012 (83% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc) is right in the competition, with an inky, opaque, bluish/purple color, gorgeously sweet, rich nose o ...Read More » 


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2012 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "* Cellar Selection * This combines considerable power and concentration with rich, impressive fruits. It has both style and elegance, with density to give it great aging potential. The tannins are firm while also having a velvet texture. The wine, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, is for serious aging. Drink from 2025." (5/2015) 92-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby-red. Spice and vanillin nuances complicate red cherry, blackcurrant, cedar and graphite on the captivating, classic nose. Then suave and refined in the mouth, with clean flavors of blackcurrant, cedar and herbs. Finishe ...Read More » 


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

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 Clos de L'Oratoire, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the von Neipperg estates, the 2012 Clos de l'Oratoire is an undeniable success story. Dense ruby/purple, with plenty of crème de cassis, roasted coffee, licorice and spice, full-bodied, opulent and sexy, it is a hedonist’s dream wine. Pure and long, it has a great finish and terrific palate presence. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. Yields were exceptionally small in 2012 – 25 hectoliters per hectare." (4/2015)92 points James Suckling: "Intense nose showing dark cherries, dried flowers and soft spices. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, fresh acidity and a long, spicy finish. ...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 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)93 points James Suckling: "This shows incredible decadence and opulence for the vintage with dried meat, black berry, blueberries and hints of mushroom. Full body, very polished silky tannins and a chewy finish. Lots of richness for the vintage. Persistent palate. This was aged 35% in cement eggs for 12 months. Better in 2018." (2/2015)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This impeccably run, biodyna ...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 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 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 Pavie Macquin, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

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 Wine Spectator: "Offers a solid, packed feel, with dense plum sauce, licorice and blackberry preserve flavors, pushed by ganache and graphite details. Despite the dense and fleshy feel, there ...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 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 Malartic-Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This large estate of 131 acres has been run brilliantly by a Belgian family, the Bonnies since their acquisition a number of years ago. The quality of the white and red have soared to exceptional heights, and this is certainly still one of the more realistically priced wines of Pessac-Lèognan and classified crus. The 2012 is a beauty, with a dense ruby/purple color, a fabulously plush, opulent texture and medium to full-bodied flavors of cassis, spicy earth and blueberry. Quite rich, yet light on its feet, this is an absolutely textbook Pessac-Lèognan, w ...Read More » 


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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 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 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 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-Village, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

93-94 points James Suckling: "A pretty wine with beautiful tannins and a solid core of fruit. It’s full-bodied, with gorgeous length and flavor. One of the best in years. Juicy and long." (4/2013) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Lush and enticing, with delicious, succulent raspberry, boysenberry and blackberry fruit inlaid with spice notes and culminating in a long, black tea-infused finish. This bottling has been quietly sneaking up the pecking order in recent vintages." (4/2013) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Following a strong 2010, the 2012 Petit Village is impressive. Pure, ripe tapenade-tinged black currant and black cherry fruit aromas interm ...Read More » 


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2012 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc New!
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 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)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 Seigneurs d'Aiguilhe, Côtes de Castillon

This is the second wine from Château d'Aiguilhe, in the far east of Bordeaux. Proprietor and winemaker Stephan von Neipperg is also responsible for the greatness that lies in each bottle of Château Canon-La-Gaffelière, Clos l'Oratoire, Château Peyreau and La Mondotte. The cepage is overwhelmingly Merlot, with a small percentage of Cabernet Franc. The property dates back to the 12th century and is linked to the Knights Templar. The current château, a "fortified farmhouse," was built in the 13th century. The Right Bank terroir, with its clay-limestone soil... 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 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 » 



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 Pape Clément Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

95-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Pape Clement, a profound blend of 45% Sauvignon Blanc, 44% Semillon, 5% Sauvignon Gris and the rest Muscadelle, is once again a fabulous effort. Gorgeous notes of honeysuckle, pineapple, orange blossoms and mangoes soar from the glass of this full-bodied, unctuously textured, zesty, well-delineated white Pessac-Leognan from a suburb of Bordeaux. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. (RP)" (4/2013)95 points Wine Enthusiast: "**Cellar Selection** Fresh wood dominates this powerful, rich wine. It’s developing its fruitiness well, bringing out tropical flavors. A ripe full-bloo ...Read More » 


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2012 La Dauphine, Fronsac New!
2012 La Dauphine, Fronsac

90 points James Suckling: "Fresh and elegant fruits such as blackberries and plums. This is a medium-to-full-bodied red with fine tannins and fresh fruity finish. Needs a couple of years to soften. Better in 2017." (2/2015)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The acquisition of this well-known, beautiful estate in Fronsac by proprietor Jean Halley has raised the level of performance dramatically. The 2012, which tips the scales at a whopping 15% alcohol, is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. This is a major sleeper of the vintage. Dense ruby/plum/purple with sweet black cherry and blackcurrant fruits, under ...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 points James Suckling: "On the nose and palate this red suggests red and black plums with cedar notes and hints of cloves. Full body, firm tannins, fresh acidity and an intense finish. Minerally, too. Polished tannins. Drink in 2020." (2/2015)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Owned by the Cuvelier family since 1920, this property over the last 20 years has made some great wines in the Médoc. The 2012, a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27 ...Read More » 


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2012 Gazin, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

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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RP 93 - 95 WS 90 - 93 JS 89 - 90
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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 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc New!
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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