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AUSONE 12 ST EMILION
AUSONE 2012 ST EMILION
Item: #333856
Bottle Size:750ML
$554.99
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ROBERT PARKER 97-100 POINTS: "The 2012 Ausone is another prodigious effort that should turn out to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage. Read More...
It boasts a dense purple color along with abundant notes of mulberries, black currants, blueberries and a hint of raspberries interwoven with spring flower and crushed chalk-like characteristics presented in a full-bodied yet ethereal, stylish, racy, noble manner. This is a high class, aristocratic, nearly perfect wine to cellar for a decade and then watch it unfold over the following 40-50 years."
BEAUSEJOUR DUFFAU 12 ST EMILIO
BEAUSEJOUR DUFFAU 2012 ST EMILION
Item: #333857
Bottle Size:750ML
$74.99
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ROBERT PARKER 93-95+ POINTS: "The 2012 exhibits a black/purple color along with a striking nose of incense, spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries Read More...
and hints of mulberries and crushed chalk. The sumptuous aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, super-concentrated, rich, layered wine that builds incrementally across the palate, finishing with an explosion of fruit, spice, tannin, glycerin and minerality. While neither as backward nor impenetrable as the 2009 and 2010, the 2012 should be approachable in 4-5 years and keep for 2-3 decades.

A massive, concentrated effort from this great terroir, the 2012 Beausejour Duffau comes from a 16+-acre vineyard located on the clay and limestone southern slopes of St.-Emilion. It was cropped at 23 hectoliters per hectare, and the final blend was 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Only 66% of the production went into the top wine, which boasts 14.3% natural alcohol. Readers can usually count on this cuvee being one of the finest wines of the vintage given the talented team behind it, Nicolas Thienpont, Stephane Derenoncourt, David Suire and Julien Lavenu."
CALON SEGUR 12 ST ESTEPH
CALON SEGUR 2012 ST ESTEPH
Item: #333838
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:90-92
$61.99
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ROBERT PARKER 90-92 POINTS:"The 2012 reveals an opaque ruby/purple color along with sweet tannins, Read More...
low acidity, medium to full body, and abundant cedary, foresty notes intermixed with black cherries, black currants, caramel and spice box. This medium to full-bodied St.-Estephe should drink well in 4-5 years (atypical for a Calon Segur), and last for two decades."
CANTENAC BROWN 12 MARGAUX
CANTENAC BROWN 2012 MARGAUX
Item: #333839
Bottle Size:750ML WS:91-94
WA:90-93
$41.99
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WINE SPECTATOR 91-94 POINTS: "Pure, ripe and engaging, with lovely notes of floral and bergamot leading Read More...
to a core of succulent plum, boysenberry and blackberry fruit. A good underpinning of iron is buried on the finish."–JM

ROBERT PARKER 90-93 POINTS: "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. It should drink well for 10-15 years."
CHEVAL BLANC 12 ST EMILION
CHEVAL BLANC 2012 ST EMILION
Item: #333858
Bottle Size:750ML
$500.00
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ROBERT PARKER 94-96 POINTS: "The final blend for the 2012 Cheval Blanc was 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Franc. Despite the use of 100% new oak, there Read More...
is not a hint of vanillin, toast or espresso notes in the aromatic bouquet, which is filled with scents of black currants, sweet cherries, lavender, forest floor and a hint of underbrush. Concentrated with a surprisingly lofty alcohol level of 13.9% as well as a tannin level that equals their 2010 (a wine bestowed a three-digit score), this full-bodied, opulent 2012 has a pH of 3.8, which accounts for its suppleness, velvety texture and heady richness. It is a great success in this vintage. It will be approachable early given its silky structural aspects, and should last for two decades."
CHEVALIER 12 PESSAC
DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER 2012 PESSAC-LEOGAGNAN
Item: #333848
Bottle Size:750ML WS:90-93
WA:92-95
$49.99
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WINE SPECTATOR 90-93 POINTS: "Fresh and nicely polished, with a rounded feel to the mix of plum skin, Read More...
cherry preserve and currant notes. Alluring spice and dark tea notes fill in the finish. Sneakily long." –JM

ROBERT PARKER 92-95 POINTS: "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 brilliant 1953 (which I drank from magnum at Bern’s Steak House in November for less than $500!)?"
CLINET 12 POMEROL
CLINET 2012 POMEROL
Item: #333849
Bottle Size:750ML WS:91-94
WA:92-94+
$69.99
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WINE SPECTATOR 91-94 POINTS: "Features a thick, ripe feel, with plum sauce and blackberry paste notes Read More...
that drip slowly as licorice snap and roasted apple wood fill in the finish. A more overtly hedonistic style of Pomerol, retaining good balance."–JM

ROBERT PARKER 92-94+ POINTS: "Although hardly comparable to what Clinet achieved in both 2009 and 2010, the 2012 Clinet is another star of the vintage. A powerful, full-bodied, muscular Pomerol, it reveals a dense purple color in addition to lots of opulence, a layered, full-bodied richness (somewhat atypical for the vintage), beautiful density and plenty of mocha, black cherry, truffle and graphite notes. It is a surprisingly full yet accessible Clinet that will be drinkable long before the 2009 and 2010 hit their plateaus of maturity. Drink the 2012 over the next 15 years."
COS D'ESTOURNEL 12 ST ESTEPH
COS D'ESTOURNEL 2012 ST ESTEPH
Item: #333859
Bottle Size:750ML
$134.99
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ROBERT PARKER 92-95 POINTS: "It has a saturated purple color, a classic style, abundant tannin, slight austerity, superb concentration, huge fruit, Read More...
a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and a structured, muscular, well-delineated finish. This impressive, full-bodied Cos will need time to round into shape. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades.

Proprietor Michel Reybier has produced an outstanding 2012 Cos d’Estournel from a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and the rest tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. With a pH of 3.75 and alcohol level of 13.8% this is a ripe wine with the same tannin levels (IPH) as the 2009. The second wine, the 2012 Les Pagodes de Cos, represents 50% of the production."
DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 12 ST JULIEN
DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 2012 ST JULIEN
Item: #333866
Bottle Size:750ML
$104.99
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ROBERT PARKER 90-92 POINTS: "The color is a healthy deep ruby/purple and the wine smells beautiful, exhibiting lots of floral, creme de cassis, licorice Read More...
and graphite notes. Medium-bodied but slightly deficient in the mid-palate at present, it picks up speed and finishes with serious authority and power. This 2012 should be outstanding, but it is difficult to favorably compare the 2012 to the prodigious wines produced at Ducru in 2009 and 2010. The 2012 will require 4-6 years of cellaring and should drink well for 15-20 years.

The charismatic Bruno Borie has produced a 2012 Ducru Beaucaillou made from 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot (about 50% of the total production). The harvest began right after the deluge that occurred the weekend of October 7, 8 and 9. A lot of dry tannins were present the day I tasted this wine, but I think they will soften and become manageable as the wine continues its upbringing in barrel for another 12-14 months."
FLEUR CARDINALE 12 ST EMILION
FLEUR CARDINALE 2012 ST EMILION
Item: #333831
Bottle Size:750ML WS:90-93
WA:92-95
$36.99
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WINE SPECTATOR 90-93 POINTS: "Features a core of dark anise, fruitcake, plum sauce and raspberry, Read More...
with a fleshy texture that hangs through the finish. Has guts without the vintage's chewy, taut feel." –JM

ROBERT PARKER 92-95 POINTS: "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."
LA CONSEILLANTE 12 POMEROL
LA CONSEILLANTE 2012 POMEROL
Item: #333900
Bottle Size:750ML
$88.99
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ROBERT PARKER 92-94 POINTS: "The 2012 La Conseillante exhibits a dark ruby/purple color as well as a beautiful, up-front, projected fragrance that Read More...
includes mulberry and raspberry jam, licorice, lavender and underbrush. Rich and medium-bodied, this attractive effort possesses the estate’s hallmark elegance, finesse and sweet, velvety tannins. It should be approachable in its youth and last for 15+ years.

This is another Bordeaux property that appears to be on top of its game, producing wines of great elegance as well as flavor authority. Sandwiched between the border of St.-Emilion and Cheval Blanc, and, on the Pomerol side, l’Evangile, Vieux-Chateau-Certan and Petrus, its terroir has extraordinary potential."
LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 12 PAUILLAC
LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 2012 PAUILLAC
Item: #333842
Bottle Size:750ML WS:93-96
WA:92-95
$499.99
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WINE SPECTATOR 93-96 POINTS: "Tightly drawn, with a firm, toasty edge framing the core of plum skin, Read More...
red currant and black cherry fruit. A taut mix of beet, anise and bay chimes in on the finish, showing a touch of astringency. The ample flesh and length should fill this out in time. Tasted non-blind." –JM

ROBERT PARKER 92-95 POINTS: "The classically styled 2012 exhibits attractive elegance, medium body and outstanding concentration, but not the complexity and depth or prodigious qualities of many other recent Lafites. It is a relatively soft, spicy effort displaying notes of crushed rocks, white chocolate, black currants and graphite. It should be drinkable in 5-8 years and last for two decades."
LEOVILLE BARTON 12 ST JULIEN
LEOVILLE BARTON 2012 ST JULIEN
Item: #333837
Bottle Size:750ML WS:90-93
WA:90-92
$68.99
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WINE SPECTATOR 90-93 POINTS: "Tight, with an iron spine driving through the red currant, steeped cherry Read More...
and blackberry core. The toast emerges on the finish, showing well-integrated briary grip. Features solid stuffing for the vintage." –JM

ROBERT PARKER 90-92 POINTS: "This well-made, complete St.-Julien possesses a dense purple color as well as surprisingly soft tannins for this wine which tends to be jacked up with a lot of structure, masculinity and muscle in most vintages. The 2012 offers attractive cedary, black currant fruit and vanilla notes, and a medium-bodied, denser mid-palate than many of its peers’. The tannins are noticeable in the finish, so give this wine 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades as it will be one of the longer lived wines of the vintage."
LEOVILLE LAS CASE 12 ST JULIEN
LEOVILLE LAS CASE 2012 ST JULIEN
Item: #333901
Bottle Size:750ML
$129.99
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ROBERT PARKER 93-95 POINTS: "The seriously endowed 2012 Las Cases exhibits a dense purple color as well as surprisingly sweet tannin and a forwardness Read More...
that one does not normally find at this address. Medium to full-bodied with beautiful black currant, graphite, crushed rock and subtle oaky notes, it possesses lots of minerality and precision, impressive power, a rich mid-palate (which sets it apart from other St.-Juliens), and a long finish. It appears this beauty will be drinkable in 5-6 years, and last for 25 or more.

One of the best, if not the finest wines made in St.-Julien in 2012 is Jean-Hubert Delon’s famed Leoville Las Cases. A blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc, it tips the scales at 13.5% alcohol, which is interesting given the fact that its next door neighbor, Latour, only hit 12.8%. Delon said rot was no problem in their well-drained, gravelly vineyards (which are of first-growth quality in fact if not in name)."
LYNCH BAGES 12 PAUILLAC
LYNCH BAGES 2012 PAUILLAC
Item: #333847
Bottle Size:750ML WS:91-94
WA:87-89
$91.99
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WINE SPECTATOR 91-94 POINTS: "Pure and racy, delivering a core of violet, cassis and cherry, well-Read More...
framed by a sleek, iron-coated structure. Features a long, taut, focused finish. Shows the austerity of the vintage, but this remains long and pure, with fine cut."–JM

ROBERT PARKER 87-89 POINTS: "Some of Lynch Bages's tell-tale cedary, black currant, earth and spice characteristics are present in the 2012's moderately intense bouquet. This wine exhibits good purity, a healthy dark ruby/purple color and medium body. There is a slight deficiency in the mid-palate, but it recovers sufficiently and offers up a decent finish that tails off ever so slightly. This good to excellent wine could use more fat and charm in the mid-section. Cellar it for a couple of years and drink it over the following 12-14 years."
MALESCOT ST EXUPERY 12 MARGAUX
MALESCOT 2012 MARGAUX
Item: #333836
Bottle Size:750ML WS:93-96
WA:89-92
$47.99
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WINE SPECTATOR 93-96 POINTS: 'Quite vibrant, with a racy core of dark raspberry, currant and boysenberry Read More...
fruit that drives along a solid graphite spine. The long, alluring finish stretches out impressively. A very strong showing." –JM

ROBERT PARKER 89-92 POINTS: "This wine offers attractive floral notes intermixed with notions of lavender, black currants, black cherries, smoke and earth. It is another successful effort from an estate that has been consistently producing exceptional wines in all the finest vintages over the last 15-20 years. An attractive, seductive, dense ruby/purple-hued, medium-bodied 2012, it finishes with some shortness, but everything leading up to the finish is impressive. Like most of these 2012s that possess a certain forward appeal, it should drink well for 12-15 years."
MARGAUX 12 MARGAUX
CHATEAU MARGAUX 2012 MARGAUX
Item: #333841
Bottle Size:750ML WS:93-96
WA:92-94
$360.00
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WINE SPECTATOR 93-96 POINTS: "Shows a tight nose, but manages to convey pure, fresh notes of red fruit Read More...
and violet. Almost sleek, with fine-grained tannins carrying the red currant paste and iron accents. The plum skin-tinged finish sings, displaying remarkable integration already. A very impressive showing today. Tasted non-blind." –JM

ROBERT PARKER 92-94 POINTS: "This quintessentially finesse-styled Margaux exhibits notes of pure black currants, spring flowers, graphite and forest floor. With supple tannins and medium body, this pretty, stylish effort reminds me of the 2001 or perhaps a modern day, improved version of their 1979. The lovely 2012 should be drinkable in 4-5 years and last for two decades."
MISSION HAUT BRION 12 PESSAC
LA MISSION HAUT BRION 2012 PESSAC-LEOGAGAN
Item: #333844
Bottle Size:750ML WS:92-95
WA:91-94
$225.00
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WINE SPECTATOR 92-95 POINTS: "Features pure, racy, floral cassis, violet and bergamot notes, with Read More...
a long, mineral-tinged finish. Very expressive, this represents a noticeable step up from the second wine in this vintage. Tasted non-blind." –JM

ROBERT PARKER 91-94 POINTS:"The 2012 La Mission Haut-Brion, which represents 41% of the total production, is a blend of 62% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Lots of tobacco leaf, forest floor, underbrush and red as well as black fruit aromas jump from this aromatic, seductive, open-knit La Mission. Medium to full-bodied, round, generous, lush and flattering to taste, even at this young age, it is built along the stylistic lines of the 2001 or 1999. Drink it over the next 15-20 years."
MONTROSE 12 ST ESTEPHE
MONTROSE 2012 ST ESTEPHE
Item: #333830
Bottle Size:750ML WS:90-93
WA:92-94
$89.99
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WINE SPECTATOR 90-93 POINTS: "Delivers a solid core of black cherry and tobacco leaf, with a briary Read More...
backdrop on the finish. A bit chewy overall, but this maintains good intensity and a mouthwatering chalky edge. Backward, displaying fine length."–JM

ROBERT PARKER 92-94 POINTS: "The inky/purple-colored 2012 offers up scents of white chocolate, creme de cassis, acacia flowers, crushed rocks and forest floor. The tannins are surprisingly soft as the pH is about 3.7, which is slightly higher than the 2010's 3.6. This dense, full-bodied wine is still somewhat monolithic, but it is loaded with concentration and power as well as a long finish. While not totally formed, all the component parts are present. The 2012 will not match the level of the 2009 and 2010, but it should stand out as one of the highlights of 2012."
MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 12 PAUILLAC
MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 2012 PAUILLAC
Item: #333843
Bottle Size:750ML WS:93-96
WA:95-97
$360.00
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WINE SPECTATOR 93-96 POINTS: "Shows lovely purity, with a bolt of cassis coming to prominence right Read More...
from the get-go, accented by flashes of plum, briar and blackberry paste. A flicker of anise, sweet spice and singed wood hangs on the finish for now, but should be absorbed soon enough. A more graceful Mouton than the battleships of '09 and '10, but this wine still displays breed and terroir in a tricky year. A faint chalky thread chimes in on the finish. Tasted non-blind."–JM

ROBERT PARKER 95-97 POINTS: "The intensely ripe Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the plateau at Mouton has produced an inky/purple-colored wine with the famous Mouton creme de cassis and floral characteristics vividly displayed. For the first time in a number of years they appear to have outdistanced their cross street rival, the biodynamically farmed Chateau Pontet Canet of Alfred Tesseron. Wonderfully sweet tannins envelop the enormous fruit and extravagant richness of this full-bodied Mouton Rothschild. With profound density as well as surprisingly sweet tannin, this terrific effort will probably shut down slightly and require 5-8 years of cellaring after bottling. It appears to have 30 or more years of aging potential, making it potentially one of the 3 or 4 longest-lived wines of the vintage."
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