2012 Peter Michael "Les Pavots" Knights Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1201889 96-98 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2012s made from Bordeaux varietals include their flagship wine, the 2012 Proprietary Red Les Pavots, a sensational blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. A prodigious effort, it rivals some of the fabulous past vintages such as 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2007. The inky/purple-colored 2012 boasts classic notes of crème de cassis, roasted coffee, vanilla bean, cedar, forest floor and blueberries. Full-bodied and complex with sweet tannin as well as hints of charcoal and camphor, this opulent, multi-leveled, Bordeaux-styled 2012 can be drunk now or cellared for 25-30+ years. (RP) Inner quote mark (12/2014)

97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This has great density with a firm and silky texture that caresses your palate, giving layers of mouthfeel. It shows so much, yet has subtle grilled meat, black truffles and dark fruits. Sous bois gives a mushroom and cedar character. Long finish. Inner quote mark (10/2012)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A strikingly complex and well-structured effort, with a tight frame around the taut dark berry, mineral, spice, cedary oak, forest floor, cassis and wild berry flavors. All in all, this is a remarkably flavorful and focused effort. Ends with ripe, chewy tannins. (JL) Inner quote mark (10/2015)

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By: Michael Jordan | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/28/2015 | Send Email
A big, dark, brooding Cabernet with multiple levels of flavors. Graphite, vanilla, mocha, coffee and cedar all layered lovingly together in the mid palate with very strong tannins coming on in the finish. Strong but ripe, I think the tannins will tell you to put this one away for several years or a least decant for 5-6 hours. It's a beautiful 2012 from Sir Peter, one I'm sure you will appreciate as well.

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