If you're considering purchasing 2012 Bordeaux wine, this guide offers tips on the best wines and values from this mixed, classic vintage.
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Aside from amazing high prices, its main problem is, the wine lacks consistency. It doesn’t always perform as one would expect. Yet, when it is on, Le Pin is a decadent Pomerol without peer. 2010 Le Pin is set to be one of the best Le Pin’s ever produced!
The previous Petrus winemaker and father of Olivier Berrouet, Jean Claude Berrouet was also at the tasting. When asked, Jean Claude said he was worried about how well the current vintages of Bordeaux would age.
Jacques Guinaudeau said, “At Lafleur, we focus on ripeness and the textures of tannins, We strive to achieve elegance, balance and purity.”
Denis Durantou explained the need for taking care not to over extract too much tannin in this vintage. One of the ways he accomplished this was by reducing the amount of pump overs during fermentation.
The rich, intense, plum liqueur, chocolate and black cherry palate combines freshness, silky textures and a sense of refined elegance.
Rich, concentrated, plush with freshness, the wine finishes with creamy chocolate covered dark berries, licorice and plum liqueur.
Fresh scents of violets, chocolate, black raspberry jam, licorice and truffle couple with lush textures on the palate.