2012 Petit-Village, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1128712 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 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.  (4/ 2013)

89-91 points 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.  (6/ 2013)

Jancis Robinson

 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.  (4/ 2013)

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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France

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Bordeaux

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Pomerol