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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

2012 Primeur Pauillac


Pauillac


2012 Château d'Armailhac:
Ruby. Scented, nuanced and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and elegant, quite lively, good length. 89-91

2012 Château Batailley:
Ruby. Fruity and floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, elegant and easygoing. 86-88

2012 Château Bellegrave:
Deep ruby. Fruity and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant nd lovely freshness, good length. 86-88

2012 Château Clerc Milon:
Ruby. Fruity, scented, very elegant, layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and elegant, refined, lovely and long. 91-93

2012 Château Croizet Bages:
Deep ruby. Fruity nose, cassis and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and easy. 84-86

2012 Château Duhart Milon:
Ruby. Slightly floral, a touch herbal but elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh palate, lovely texture, a bit easy going. 89-91


2012 Château Fonbadet:
Deep ruby. Fruity nose, cassis and some vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, structured and slightly biting finish. 86-88

2012 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse:
Ruby. Scented, a bit oaky and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and lovely fruit, oaky and vanilla finish. 87-89

2012 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste:
Ruby. Fruity nose, some herbs and slightly scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant fruit and body, long. 89-91

2012 Château Haut-Bages-Libéral:
Deep ruby. Fruity, cassis and scented nose. Fresh acidoty, ripe tannins, elegant and lively, good length. 88-90

2012 Château La Fleur Peyrabon:
Deep ruby. Coffee, extracted nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, soft and velvety. Sweetish. 83-84

2012 Chateau Lafite Rothschild:
Deep ruby. Scented, elegant and quite layered. Refined, complex, floral and very nuanced. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, superb texture and structure, lively and very elegant, long. 93-95

2012 Carruades de Lafite:
(2nd Ch. Lafite Rothschild) Deep ruby. Scented, elegant and refined nose. Cassis and somewhat subdued. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lovely balance, fresh and lively palate, long. 88-90



2012 Château Latour:
Deepish ruby. Dense, coffee, cassis, deep, layered and complex, a bit tight nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, quite refined, fruity, refreshing, textured but velvety behind, long length. 94-96

2012 Les Forts de Latour:
(2nd Ch. Latour) Deepish ruby. Layered, complex, cassis, quite intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and quite intense flavours, long finish. 89-91

2012 Pauillac
(3rd Ch.Latour) Ruby. Somewhat scented, slightly herbal and cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and quite and nice texture, good length. 85-87

2012 Château Lynch-Bages:
Ruby. Fruity and scented nose, a bit tight. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and fuller body than most this vintage, structured, a bit oaky finish, long. 90-92

2012 Château Lynch-Moussas:
Deep ruby. Intense nose, cassis and a bit extracted feel to it. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, boring palate. 81-83


2012 Château Mouton Rothschild:
Deep ruby. Slightly spicy, cassis, vanilla and liquorice. Slightly exotic. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, velvety, elegant, fruity and rounded texture. Very long. 94-96

2012 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild:
(2nd Mouton Rothschild) Deep ruby. Scented, slightly exotic, cassis and leather. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, quite elegant, refreshing finish. 88-90

2012 Château Pédesclaux:
Deep ruby. Scented, cassis and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and easygoing. Good length. 84-86

2012 Château Pibran: 
Deep ruby. Fruity and bell peppers nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity palate, a bit rich finish. 86-88

2012 Château Pichon Longueville Baron:
Deep ruby. Fruity, fresh and elegant nose, complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fairly full bodied for the vintage, long. 91-93

2012 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande:
Ruby. Scented, nuanced and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and lovely texture if on the leanish side, long. 90-92

2012 Château Pontet-Canet:
Ruby. Scented, floral, unusually intense for this vintage, violets. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, elegant and quite refined, lovely texture, long. 91-93

2012 Château Tour Sieujean:
Deep ruby. Spicy, cassis and curry! nose. Fresh acidoty, ripe tannins, fruity but simple. 81-83

2012 Primeur Saint-Julien


Saint-Julien:


2012 Château Beychevelle:
Ruby. Fruity, scented and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, and elegant texture, maybe a bit boring, long. 90-92

2012. Château Branaire-Ducru:
Ruby. Fruity, floral and cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, a bit lean, long. 89-91

2012 Clos du Marquis:
Deep ruby. Fruity, minerals, cassis and a deeper feel to it on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, elegant and long. 89-91

2012 Croix de Beaucaillou:
Deep ruby. Fruity, scented, nuanced and quite intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, lively and elegant, good length. 88-90

2012 Château Ducru Beaucaillou:
Deep ruby. Scented, nuanced, layered, complex and seductive nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, elegant and refined palate, refreshing and lively, long finish. 92-94

2012 Château du Glana:
Deep ruby. Some cassis and anise on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and easy going. 84-86

2012 Château Gloria:
Ruby. Herbal and cassis nose, fresh. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, palate is lively and elegant, good length. 86-88


2012 Château Gruaud Larose:
Ruby. Slightly spicy, cassis and some floral notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity and lively, pure feel, long. 91-93

2012 Château Lagrange:
Ruby. Fruity and scented nose, elegant. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity palate. Slightly ripe, good length. 87-89

2012 Château Lalande-Borie:
Deep ruby. Scented, blueberries, fruity and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and refreshing, lovely texture, velvety and good length. 87-89

2012 Château Langoa Barton:
Ruby. Scented, violets and cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity with a herbal touch, oaky finish. 89-91

2012 Château Léoville Barton:
Ruby. Scented. Fruity and elegant cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively and very elegant texture and structure, long. 91-93

2012 Château Léoville Las Cases:
Deep ruby. Fruity, minerals, cassis, elegant and nuanced if tight. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, somewhat leaner style, tight palate as well, fairly nuanced, long. 91-93

2012 Château Léoville Poyferre:
Ruby. Fruity, violets and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly biting texture, fresher style than recent vintages, long. 89-91

2012 Château Saint-Pierre:
Ruby. Fruity, minerals and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh and quite lively palate, quite elegant and long. 89-91

2012 Château Talbot:
Deep ruby. Tight cassis and floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, long. 89-91

Monday, 22 April 2013

2012 Primeur Sauternes

Sauternes



2012 Château Bastor Lamontagne:
Pale golden. Apples and a slight tropical touch. Fresh acidity, fairly lively but leanish. 84-86

2012 Château Caillou:
Pale golden. Fruity nose, some tropical notes. Fresh acidity, creamy texture, elegant and easygoing. 84-86

2012 Castelneau de Suduiraut:
No Suduiraut made in 2012. Pale golden, apples and fresh nose, light tropical touch. Fresh acidity, lively and quite elegant, a bit easy even for Castelneau. 85-87

2012 Clos Haut-Peyraguey:
Pale golden. Pineapples and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, clean and easy. Good length. 87-89

2012 Château Coutet:
Pale golden. Scented, citrus flowers, pineapples, lovely nose. Fresh acidity, elegant fruit and body, long finish. 89-91

2012 Château Doisy Daëne:
Pale golden. Pineapples, apricots and apples nose, some minerals, very elegant. Fresh acidity, refreshing and playful, elegant if a bit easy going. Long. 90-92


2012 Château Doisy-Vedrines:
Pale golden. Fruity and pineapples nose. Fresh acidity, elegant, lively and fruity palate if not that complex. Good length. 88-90

2012 Château Guiraud:
Pale golden. Rich pineapples and apricots nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fruity if a bit big on the body, not the most elegant. 90-92

2012 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey:
Pale golden. Light tropical and apricots nose. Fresh acidity, elegant and creamy palate, nuanced if not that complex, long. 89-91

2012 Château de Malle:
Pale golden. Easygoing and fresh nose. Fresh acidity, livelier palate, good length. 84-86

2012 Château de Myrat:
Pale golden. Fruity and intense both for the estate and vintage. Fresh acidity, richer palate than most, apricots and pineapples palate, quite delightful. A surprise. 88-90

2012 Château Nairac:
Pale golden. Apples and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, fruity if not that complex, elegant. 87-89

2012 Château Rabaud Promis:
Pale golden. Pineapples and apricots nose. Fresh acidity, creamy texture, elegant, good length. 88-90

2012 Château Rayne Vigneau:
Pale golden. Apples, pineapples and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, lively, creamy texture, nuanced, elegant and long. 90-92

2012 Château La Tour Blanche:
Golden. rich, some botrytis, pineapples, fresh and complex nose. Fresh acidity, lively and elegant, lovely freshness, length and fruit. 91-93

2012 Primeur Saint-Estéphe


Saint-Estéphe:



2012 Château Calon-Ségur:
Deep ruby. Fruity nose, cassis, scented and layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, again fruity palate, leaner body than nose, fresh and pure feel, lively and long. 91-93

2012 Château Capbern Gasqueton:
Ruby. Scented, ripe raspberries and cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and fruity. Quite elegant if structured, good length. 86-88

2012 Château Clauzet:
Deep ruby. Slightly sweet nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity but short. 
82-84

2012 Château Cos Labory:
Deep ruby. Scented, fruity and almost flirting nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and elegant, quite lively palate. 88-90

2012 Château Domeyne:
Deep ruby. Ripe, fruity and slightly sweet nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity palate, not that complex but charming somehow. Good length. 84-86

2012 Château Haut-Marbuzet:
Deep ruby. Scented, coffee and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fairly lively palate, good length. 85-87

2012 Château La Haye:
Deep ruby. Fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe and easy going. 82-84


2012 Château La Peyre:
Deep ruby. Ripe nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweet and easy. 80-82

2012 Château Lafon-Rochet:
Deep ruby. Fruity, rich and fairly intense nose. Fresh acidty, ripe tannins, leaner body, refreshing and good length. 87-89

2012 Château Lilian Ladouys:
Deep ruby. A bit closed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity palate, elegant body. 86-88

2012 Château Meyney:
Ruby. Fruity, cassis, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, structured, fruity and quite lively, good length. One of few that will benefit from some cellaring this year. 87-89

2012 Château Montrose:
Ruby. Fruity, nuanced, layered and scented nose, touch of anise. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing, lively, elegant, fruity and long. 92-94

2012 Château Ormes de Pez:
Deep ruby. Fresh, fruity and fairly deep nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, elegant and good length. 87-89

2012 Château de Pez:
Deep ruby. Fruity, vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, quite refreshing and good length. 87-89

2012 Château Phélan Ségur:
Deep ruby. Scented. Fruity. Vanilla and quite intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and quite refreshing, elegant and lively, lovely length. 90-92


2012 Château Petit Bocq:
Deep ruby. Alcoholic and vanilla nose, and palate is not any better. 78-80

2012 Château Ségur de Cabanac:
Deep ruby. Scented and cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly herbal and easy. 83-85

2012 Château Serilhan:
Ruby. Spicy and cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fairly fresh, good length. 85-87

2012 Château Tour de Pez:
Deep ruby. Cassis, bell peppers and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity palate, a bit lean finish. 85-87

2012 Château Tronquoy Lalande:
Ruby. Floral, scented and cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, some vanilla. A bit lean, good length. 86-88

2012 Primeur White dry Bordeaux/ Graves


Bordeaux Blanc


2012 Château de Chantegrive:
Pale lemon yellow. Some grapefruit and lime on the nose. Easy going and fairly fresh, fairly elegant, easy. 82-84

2012 Château Marjosse:
Pale lemon yellow. Asparagus and grapefruit nose. Fresh acidity, clean nice and refreshing, slightly tropical finish. 83-85

2012 Château Reynon:
Pale lemon yellow. Lime and grapefruit nose. Fresh acidity, elegant fruit, fairly lively, good length. 85-87

2012 Doisy Daëne Sec:
Pale lemon yellow. Fresh and fruity nose, grapefruit and minerals. Fresh acidity, refreshing palate, good length. 87-89

2012 G de Guiraud:
Pale lemon yellow. Fresh and fruity nose. Fresh acidity but somewhat fuller bodied and not quite as refreshing as usual. 85-87

2012 Clos Floridene Blanc:
Pale lemon yellow. Lime, lemons and minerals on the nose. Fresh acidity, elegant and lively, refreshing and good length. 86-88

2012 Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent:
Pale lemon yellow. Grapefruit, lemons and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, fuller body, fresh palate, lovely finish. 87-89

2012 Grand Vin de Reignac Blanc:
Pale lemon yellow. Grapefruit and lime nose. Fresh acidity. Richer grapefruity and creamy texture. 84-86

Sunday, 21 April 2013

2012 Primeur Pessac-Léognan Blanc



Pessac-Léognan Blanc:

2012 Château Baret:
Pale lemon yellow. Grapefruit and elegant, slightly mineraly nose. Freshish acidity, more lively finish, elegant, good length. 87-89

2012 Château Bouscaut:
Pale lemon yellow. Oaky, grapefruit and lime nose. Fresh acidity, richer style, not the most elegant Bouscaut Blanc made. 87-89

2012 Château Brown:
Pale lemon yellow. Fruity, grapefruit and melon nose. Fresh acidity, elegant and lively, refreshing if not too complex. 86-88

2012 Château Le Bruilleau:
Pale lemon yellow. Some grapefruit nose. Fairly fresh acidity, easy and a bit lazy even so. 83-85

2012 Château Cantelys:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, grapefruit and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, elegant fruit and texture, good length. 88-90

2012 Château Carbonnieux:
Pale lemon yellow. Lime, minerals and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, refreshing and refined, elegant, lovely minerals, long. 91-93



2012 Domaine de Chevalier:
Pale lemon yellow. Nuanced, lime, minerlas, touch of grapefruits and tropical notes on the nose. Fresh acidity, elegant, superb texture, elegant and refined. Magnificent and very long. 94-96

2012 Château Couhins:
Pale lemon yellow. Grapefruit, lemon curd and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant and quite refreshing, refined and long. 92-94

2012 Château Couhins-Lurton:
Pale lemon yellow. Fruity, lemons, minerals and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fruity, some oak disturbs as usual, refreshing. 88-90

2012 Château de Cruzeau:
Pale lemon yellow. Flinty, grapefruit and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, could be more nuanced, good length. 84-86

2012 Château Ferran:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons and leaner fruity nose. Fresh acidoty, leaner palate, easy going. 84-86

2012 Château De Fieuzal:
Pale lemon yellow. Fruity, minerals, floral and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, lively and nuanced, elegant body and texture, quite long. 89-91

2012 Château de France:
Pale lemon yellow. Grapefruit, minerals and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, lively and fairly fresh, finish on the rich side. 86-88



2012 Château La Garde:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and  minerals nose. Fresh acidity, playful and elegant palate, quite nuanced, good length. 89-91

2012 Château Gazin-Rocquencourt:
Pale lemon yellow. Ripe apples nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples, rich but fresher finish, good length. 86-88

2012 Domaine de Grandmaison:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and lime nose. Freshish acidity, elegant if a bit easygoing. 84-86

2012 Château Haut-Bergey:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and grapefruit nose. Fresh acidity, elegant if a bit easy, good length. 85-87

2012 Château Haut-Brion Blanc:
Pale lemon yellow. Lime, floral, minerals, citrus-flowers and ripe lemons, complex nose. Fresh acidity, refreshing, a bit fuller body, nuanced, rounder, long. 94-96

2012 La Clarte de Haut-Brion:
(2nd Ch Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion) Pale lemon yellow. Lemons, grapefruit, minerals and a touch of vanilla on the nose. Fresh acidity, quite lively, very elegant, fairly nuanced, long. 89-90

2012 Château Haut-Lagrange:
Pale lemon yellow. Ripe and some minerals nose. Freshish acidity, ripe palate. 82-84

2012 Château Haut-Nouchet:
Pale lemon yellow. Easy going nose. Fresh acidity, elegant body, fruity, good length. 84-86

2012 Château Haut-Plantade:
Pale lemon yellow. Easy going nose and palate, fairly refreshing. 83-85



2012 Château Lafargue:
Pale lemon yellow, oaky, minerals and grapefruit nose. Freshish acidity, oaky palate. 83-85

2012 Château La Louviere:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, fruity and elegant palate, good length. 87-89

2012 Château Lafont Menaut:
Pale lemon yellow. Fruity, lime, grapefruit and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, lively and elegant, creamy texture. 87-89

2012 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, fairly lively and almost creamy palate, quite long. 88-90

2012 Château Latour-Martillac:
Pale lemon yellow. Fruity, minerals and slightly tropical nose. Fresh acidity, elegant and playful palate even if quite rich. Still refined, nuanced and long. 91-93

2012 Château Lespault-Martillac:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, grapefruit, minerals and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, fruity palate and quite nuanced. Lively finish. 89-91

2012 Château Luchey-Halde:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, lively but not very complex. 84-86

2012 Château Malartic- Lagraviere:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and some grapefruit on the nose. Fresh acidity, elegant texture, fruity, long finish. 90-92

2012 Clos Marsalette:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, vanilla and tropical nose. Flabby acidity, boring. 81-83


2012 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc:
Pale lemon yellow. Lemons, grapefruit, mineraly and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, elegant and refined palate, lovely fruit and balance, very elegant, lemony finish, long. 95-97

2012 Château Olivier:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, grapefruit and lime nose. Fresh acidity, elegant texture, playful and refined, long. 91-93

2012 Château Pape Clement:
Pale lemon yellow. Rich, smoky and vanilla nose. Freshish acidity, lots of body, rich, lacks refinement. 86-88

2012 Château Picque Caillou:
Pale lemon yellow. Lime, lemons and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, elegant body, soft texture, fairly nuanced, good length. 84-86

2012 Château Pontac Monplaisir:
Pale lemon yellow. Grapefruit and apples nose. Freshish acidity, easy and simple. 81-83

2012 Château Roche Lalande:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and lime nose. Fresh acidity, ripe and tropical palate, a bit sweet. 84-86

2012 Château de Rochemorin:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, tropical and mineraly nose. Fresh acidity, easy going, refreshing, light on it's feet. 86-88

2012 Château de Rouillac:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and a tropical tone on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, some minerals, good length. 85-87

2012 Château Smith Haut Lafitte:
Pale lemon yellow. Fruity and elegant nose, layered and complex. Fresh acidity, elegant and fruity, a bit tight now, long. 92-94

2012 Château Le Thil de Comte Clary:
Pale lemon yellow. Tropical, grapefruit and minerals on the nose. Fresh acidity, elegant and  refreshing, good length. 85-87

2012 Domaine de la Solitude:
Pale lemon yellow. Some vanilla, grapefruit and minerals on the nose. Fresh acidity, Elegant and fairly lively, good length. 87-89



2012 Primeur Pessac-Léognan Rouge




Pessac-Léognan Rouge:

2012 Château d'Alix:
Deep ruby. Cassis and bell peppers nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, smooth texture, vanilla finish. 85-87

2012 Château Bardins:
Deep ruby. Fruity, scented and dark berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fairly elegant fruit. 84-86

2012 Château Baret:
Deep ruby. Fruity, floral and mineraly nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, vanilla and minerals palate and finish. 85-87

2012 Château Baulos-Charmes:
Deep ruby. Vanilla and somewhat floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner style, quite fresh. 86-88

2012 Château Bouscaut:
Deep ruby. Cassis and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and fruit and texture, long. 89-91

2012 Château Branon:
Ruby. Vanilla and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, easy going. 82-84

2012 Château Brown:
Deep ruby. Bell peppers, spices and cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity if leaner style, good length. 87-89

2012 Château Le Bruilleau:
Deep ruby. Fruity and mineraly nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, smoot, good length. 85-87

2012 Château Cantelys:
Deep ruby. Fruity, scented and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and playful, slightly herbal finish. 87-89


2012 Château Carbonnieux:
Deep ruby. Fruity, floral, somewhat scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and fruity palate, long. 90-92

2012 Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion:
Deep ruby. Vanilla and somewhat scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and some oak on the palate, tannic finish. 86-88

2012 Domaine de Chevalier:
Deep ruby. Fruity, scented and vanilla nose, layered and complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant, nuanced and playful, long and lovely. 91-93

2012 Château Couhins:
Deep ruby. Fruity and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, soft texture, richer body, but manages to stay elegant. Long. 90-92

2012 Château Couhins-Lurton:
Deep ruby. Herbs and vanilla nose. Fresh acidoty, ripe tannins, elegant body, slightly mineraly finish. 87-89

2012 Château de Cruzeau:
Ruby. Vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, vanilla palate. 83-85

2012 Château d'Eck:
Deep ruby. Somewhat sweet and extracted, unrefined. 82-84

2012 Château d'Eyran:
Deep ruby. Herbs, vanilla, spices and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing if a bit high on the oak. 85-87

2012 Château Ferran:
Ruby. Vanilla, scented, cassis and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, softer and elegant body, good length. 87-89

2012 Château de Fieuzal:
Ruby. Vanilla, scented and blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, a bit of a ball, good length. 88-90




2012 Château de France:
Ruby. Fruity, chocolate and plums on the nose. Fresh acidoty, ripe tannins, soft and fruity palate. A bit ripe. 86-88

2012 Château La Garde:
Ruby. Fruity and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe but still fairly elegant mid palate, rougher finish. 85-87

2012 Château Gazin-Rocquencourt:
Deep ruby. Fruity, ripe and mineraly nose. Fresh acidty, ripe tannins, on the. Ripe side, good length. 86-88

2012 Domaine de Grandmaison:
Ruby. Fruity and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, elegant and good length. 86-88

2012 Château Hannetot:
Ruby. Scented and vanilla nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, slightly sweet. 83-85

2012 Château Haut-Bacalan:
Deep ruby. Sweet and alcoholic nose. Fresher palate, easygoing. 81-83

2012 Château Haut- Bailly:
Deep ruby. Floral, scented, vanilla and slightly ripe nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, refreshing, mouthwatering and long. 91-93

2012 Château Haut- Bergey:
Deep ruby. Scented, floral and mineral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and fairly elegant, good length. 86-88

2012 Château Haut-Brion:
Ruby. Minerals, graphite, layered, complex and absolutely gorgeous nose, best nose of the vintage. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, layered, nuanced, lovely texture. A ripe tannic backbone, one of the few who will benefit from an extended cellaring in this vintage. Refreshing and long. 94-96

2012 Le Clarence de Haut-Brion:
(2nd Ch.Haut-Brion) Ruby. Scented, lilies, slightly mineraly and cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, smooth and elegant texture, lovely. Good length. 88-90


2012 Château Haut-Lagrange:
Deep ruby. Vanilla, herbs and sweet fruits nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, a bit short finish, touch alcoholic. 84-86

2012 Château Haut-Nouchet:
Deep ruby. Fruity, minerals and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, somewhat sweet and ripe. 85-87

2012 Château Haut-Plantade:
Deep ruby. Soft and ripe fruit on the nose. Fresh acidoty, ripe tannins, soft texture and structure. 84-86

2012 Château Haut-Vigneau:
Ruby. Floral and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lean but fragrant. 84-86

2012 Château Jaulien:
Deep ruby. Floral, scented and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, a bit lean body. 83-85

2012 Château La Louviere:
Ruby. Vanilla, herbs, blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly biting texture, tannic. 86-88

2012 Château Lafarge:
Deep ruby. Fruity, floral and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and fairly nuanced. Good length. 86-88




2012 Château Lafont Menaut:
Deep ruby. Herbs and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, a bit lean and herbal. 84-86

2012 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion:
Deep ruby. Touch of herbs and dark fruits on the nose. Fresh acidoty, ripe tannins, easy going, some vanilla. 86-88

2012 Château Latour Martillac:
Deep ruby, a bit extracted feel, sweet and ripe nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rounded and fruity palate, good length. 88-90

2012 Château Leognan:
Deep ruby. Plums and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweet and ripe palate, very sweet finish. 82-84

2012 Château Lespault-Martillac:
Deep ruby and scented, slightly sweet nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweet blueberries palate. 85-87

2012 Château Le Thil Comte Clary:
Deep ruby. Cassis and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, easy going, fresh finish. 85-87

2012 Château Limbourg:
Deep ruby. Blueberries, vanilla and some minerals on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and slightly ripe palate, good length. 85-87

2012 Château Luchey-Halde:
Ruby. Some vanilla, herbs and cassis on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, a bit ripe but manages. 84-86

2012 Château Malartic- Lagraviere:
Deep ruby. Spicy, minerals and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and nuanced palate, long. 90-92


2012 Château Mancedre:
Deep ruby. Vanilla, scented and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant if a bit lean, slightly sweet finish. 84-86

2012 Clos Marsalette:
Ruby. Scented and ripe nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, smooth and easy. 85-87

2012 Château La Mission Haut-Brion:
Ruby. Slight cassis leaf touch over cassis, blueberries and minerals. Fruity and complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively and elegant, fresh and long. 93-95

2012 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion:
(2nd Ch. La Mission Haut-Brion) Ruby. Cassis, bell peppers, violets and some minerality on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant texture, lovely fruit, good length. 88-90

2012 Château Olivier:
Ruby. Cassis, fruity and minerals on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and lively, long. 89-91

2012 Château Pape Clement:
Deep ruby. Ripe, warm and extracted nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe palate but more nuanced than usual for this estate but alcohol sneaks in in the finish. 88-90

2012 Château Picque Caillou:
Deep ruby. Dusty and woody, not pleasant, could be bad bottle. 82-84


2012 Château Pontac Monplaisir:
Deep ruby. Rich, mature and overripe nose. Fresh acidoty, ripe tannins, ripe and sweet palate. 82-84

2012 Château Pontet-Caillou:
Deep ruby. Herbal nose. Fresh acidty, ripe tannins, slightly rustic but quite refreshing. 84-86

2012 Château Roche-Lalande:
Deep ruby. Almost botrytized touch on the nose, very sweet and ripe as well. Very sweet palate. 80-82

2012 Château de Rochemorin:
Deep ruby. Vanilla, scented, cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweetan and velvety texture, good length. 86-88

2012 Château de Rouillac:
Deep ruby. Vanilla and dark berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fairly elegant, refreshing and good length. 86-88

2012 Château Le Sartre:
Deep ruby. Coffee, spices and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity if leaner palate. 84-86

2012 Château Seguin:
Deep ruby. Ripe and fruity nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and a bit extracted. 84-86

2012 Château Smith Haut Lafitte:
Ruby. Ripe, cassis, blueberries and a touch of cinnamon on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, elegant and nuanced palate, long. 91-93

2012 Domaine de la Solitude:
Deep ruby. Mushrooms, blueberries and minerals. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and lively, good length. 87-89

2012 Château Trigant:
Deep ruby. Slightly floral and ripe blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, somewhat sweet and ripe, but has freshness. 84-86

2012 Primeur Margaux




Margaux
The ones to look for this vintage from Margaux is Château Margaux, Rauzan-Ségla, Palmer, Brane-Cantenac, Issan and

2012 Château Angludet:
Deep ruby. Scented, some bell peppers and cassis. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, quite elegant but could be more lively, good length. 87-89

2012 Château d'Arsac:
Ruby. Coffee, cassis and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, quite austere palate. 84-86

2012 Château Bellevue de Tayac:
Ruby. Floral and  cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fairly elegant, leaner style. Fruity. 84-86

2012 Château Brane-Cantenac:
Ruby. Scented, liquorice, kind of careful nose, layered and nuanced. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant body and texture, silky, long. 90-92

2012 Château Boyd-Cantenac:
Deep ruby. Vanilla, scented, and a lighter nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lean and easy going. 85-87

2012 Château Cantenac Brown:
Ruby. Scented, floral and  nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, quite lively and elegant, lovely texture, long. 89-91


2012 Clos du Jaugueyron:
Deep ruby. Fruity, scented, blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, a bit green underneath, edgy. 86-88

2012 Clos du Margalaine:
Deep ruby. Coffee and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruitier palate, packed in vanilla. 83-85

2012 Château Le Coteau:
Deep ruby. Fruity and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leanish but elegant fruit. 85-87

2012 Château Dauzac:
Ruby. Scented, a bit more up front, quite intense, almost a bit extracted feel on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruit on the ripe side, fairly refreshing, long. 88-90

2012 Château Desmirail:
Ruby. Vanilla, anise and dark berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, quite elegant if easy going, good length. 86-88

2012 Château Deyrem Valentin:
Deep ruby. Fruit and lots of vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner body, fruity but spices from barrel are showy, good length. 86-88

2012 Château du Tertre:
Deep ruby. Scented, violets, nuanced nose, even if on the ripe side. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant, fairly lively if a bit sweet, slightly warm finish. 87-89


2012 Château Durfort-Vivens:
Deep ruby. Fruity, ripe feel on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe but more nuanced palate, good length. 85-87

2012 Château Ferriere:
Ruby. Scented, slightly floral, cassis, a bit subdued. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing, a bit one dimensional, but elegant. 87-89

2012 Château Giscours:
Ruby. Scented and quite intense nose, blackberries and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, quite lively, refreshing, fairly rounded. Long. 89-91

2012 Château La Gurgue:
Deep ruby. Blueberries and coffee nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fairly elegant if a bit ripe and sweet. 85-87

2012 Château d'Issan:
Deep ruby. Scented, not too intense but nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, soft and velvety texture, lively and refreshing, very elegant, long. 91-93

2012 Château Kirwan:
Deep ruby. Somewhat scented but rather rich and sweet nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, mellow and rounded body, quite elegant but ever so slightly boring. Good length. 88-90


2012 Château Labégorce:
Deep ruby. Dark berries, anise and some vanilla. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, velvety palate but a bit easygoing and straightforward. 86-88

2012 Château Lascombes:
Deep ruby. Slightly rich nose, dark berries and vanilla. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, a bit of a ball, a bit warm finish. 85-87

2012 Château Malescot Saint-Exupery:
Deep ruby. Rich and fruity nose, plums, coffee, liquorice. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, slightly sweetish, lacks nuance. 87-89

2012 Château Margaux:
Ruby. Leaps out of the glass, scented, layered, incredible nose, refined and nuanced. One of a handfull wines this vintage that one can smell for hours on end. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and lovely body and texture, refined, velvety, long. 93-95

2012 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux:
Ruby. Scented, elegant and nuanced nose, touch of violets. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and lively body and texture, good length. 87-89




2012 Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux:
Pale lemon yellow. Grapefruit, vanilla, some minerals, slightly smoky. Fresh acidity, elegant fruit, lively and refreshing, long and lively finish. 91-93

2012 Château Marquis d'Alesme:
Deep ruby. Ripe and sweet nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, sweet and alcoholic. 84-86

2012 Château Marquis de Terme:
Deep ruby. Scented, vanilla and blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lovely fruit but a bit easy going, good length. 86-88

2012 Château Marsac Seguineau:
Bright ruby. Scented, elegant and lovely if light nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and elegant, again on the light side. 85-87

2012 Château Mille Roses:
Deep ruby. Fruity, easy going, some vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweet, soft and easy. 81-83

2012 Marojallia:
Deep ruby. Eucalyptus, cassis and rich nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fairly elegant body even if rich and oaky finish. 85-87

2012 Château Monbrison:
Ruby. Slightly scented, not that intense, some dark berries nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, easy going and straightforward. 85-87


2012 Château Mongravey:
Deep ruby. Sweet, ripe and alcoholic nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, boring and sweet. 82-84

2012 Château Palmer:
Deep ruby. Scented, deeper and nuanced nose. Cassis and some spices, complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, subtle, elegant and very refreshing, lovely fruit and balance, long. 91-93

2012 Château Paveil de Luze:
Ruby. Fruity, fairly elegant and slightly scented nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, lean and easygoing palate. 82-84

2012 Château Prieuré-Lichine:
Deep ruby. Scented, blueberries, some anise and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, a bit lean but quite elegant. Good length. 86-88

2012 Château Rauzan-Gassies:
Deep ruby. Scented, dark berries, some vanilla, quite intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ever so slightly sweet and the oak is a bit showy at this stage. Good length. 87-89


2012 Château Rauzan-Ségla:
Ruby. Slightly scented, some anise, blueberries, cassis and vanilla, floral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively and refreshing, lovely fruit and balance, fairly playful. Long. 91-93

2012 Château Siran:
Ruby. Scented, blueberries, some vanilla, fairly nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, oaky and spicy finish, almost austere. Let's hope there is fruit to handle the barrels. 84-86

2012 Château La Tour de Bessan:
Deep ruby. Scented, and alcoholic nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and a bit lean, refreshing. 83-85

2012 Château La Tour de Mons:
Deep ruby. Fruity and slightly scented nose. Fresh acidty, ripe tannins, easy going, quite lively, good length. 84-86