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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Deep, dark, purple in color, the wine opens with cassis liqueur, oak, truffle, tobacco and walnuts. Powerful, concentrated and stuffed with ripe cassis and licorice flavors, this is a dense, classic style of Pauillac.
Toasty oak, cassis, coffee, jammy dark berries, tobacco and olive tapenade aromas pair well with the full-bodied, bite of concentrated, Cabernet Sauvignon, spice and cassis.
This rich, tannic vintage of Pichon Lalande offers a full bodied, fresh, concentrated wine brimming with ripe, juicy cassis, black raspberry, jam, vanilla and spice.
According to the owner, Patrick Maroteaux, one of the keys to the success in 2010 is due to their new method of handling the press wine. This includes ageing the press wine in one year old barrels and utilizing more selection in the press wine.
Polished, powerful, long, fresh, pure and clean, the layers of chocolate covered black cherries resonate in the finish that lasts close to sixty seconds,
Leoville Las Cases, Clos de Marquis and Le Petit Lion are all different versions of strong, powerful, tanninc, fresh, structured 2010 Bordeaux wines from St. Julien.
The style of Valandraud is a wine of purity, richness, low acidity, concentration, opulent textures and silky tannins, coupled with ripe dark berries, cherries, licorice and chocolate flavors.