A vintner’s vintage
The 2012 winter was particularly cold and dry. Cool and dampness characterized the spring season and slowed the bloom evolution.
The summer started late with a warm weather settling in August: consequently, the maturing was slow and heterogeneous. Because of the unpredictable weather, mildew was particularly virulent. The August heatwave fortunately helped to fight against the fungus. The warm and sunny weather of September favored the spectacular start of reds' maturation along with concentration of sugars and accumulation of phenolic compounds.
Differences of temperature between day and night and cool nights enhanced aromatic expression and synthesis of anthocyanins.
The 2012 harvest marks the return of a more traditional calendar. The beautiful late season enabled us to wait for grapes’ perfect ripeness. Unfortunately, yields are low.
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Availability date: 03/15/2021
The Wine Enthusiast 91 With 20% of Petit Verdot in the blend, the wine has both great color and a rounded, full-bodied blackberry character. This perfumed wine needs to age, so drink from 2018. (05/01/2015)
Guide Hachette des Vins 2016 Septembre 2015 1 star
GOLD MEDAL Concours des vins de Bordeaux
Cabernet Sauvignon 40% / Merlot 48% / Petit Verdot 12%