2012 Petit-Village, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)
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.
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.
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 intermixed with hints of licorice and incense jump from the glass of this medium-bodied, velvety-textured, fleshy, succulent Pomerol. A note of spicy oak is well-integrated. Drink this 2012 over the next 12-15 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(a blend of 80% merlot, 14% cabernet franc and 6% cabernet sauvignon; aging in 80% new oak): Fully saturated, opaque inky-purple. Aromatic coffee and tobacco nuances complicate pure blackberry and cassis on the nose. Then big and supple, with a peppery bite to the mineral and black fruit flavors. Finishes fresh and vibrant for such a rich wine but with a slightly tough quality on the rising finish.
Replanted rootstocks and vines half the vineyard. 100% Merlot from Petit Village planted 2004/5. Glowing with health. Very sweet start and lots of glossy, spicy fruit. Very vibrant. Drink 2018-2028.