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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Format Price Note Rating
Red Bordeaux 2012 Clarence de Haut Brion

3 Bottle 300cl £350£320
  • ROBERT PARKER

    A wonderfully expansive, velvety textured, rich, full-bodied mouthfeel, are super and very impressive in the 2012 Le Clarence de Haut Brion. This is far higher quality than what most people would consider a second wine, even when coming from a first-growth chateau. Mulberry, spice box and expansive, rich flavors backed up by velvety tannins characterize this medium to full-bodied beautiful wine to drink now and over the next 15-20 years. Bravo.| eRobertParker.com.April, 2015

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90
Red Bordeaux 2012 Le Carre

19 Case 6 75cl £195
  • eRobertParker.com #218

    Apr 2015 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 91 Drink: 2015 - 2030 $56-$72
    Overlying deep limestone, this vineyard sits at the entrance to the medieval village of St.-Emilion. The 2012 (80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc) is rich and full-bodied, with intense minerality, good acidity, plenty of black cherry, raspberry and brambleberry fruit, and a briary Zinfandel-like character intermixed with the crushed rock and spice. This is an impressively endowed St.-Emilion. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.

Tasting Notes
91
Red Bordeaux 2012 Le Dome

8 Case 6 75cl £340
  • Rating:

    93

    Price ($)

    NA

    Drink Date

    2015 - 2030

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    30th Apr 2015

    Source

    218, The Wine Advocate

    This St.-Emilion (1,000 cases), which has a very high percentage of Cabernet Franc (80%, which is much higher than Cheval Blanc or Ausone) has always been the flagship wine of proprietor Jonathan Malthus. The 2012 has a dense ruby/purple color and plenty of raspberry and blueberry fruit intermixed with spring flower garden notes, which are followed by a medium-bodied wine with stunning elegance, purity and minerality. It is not the biggest wine, but the quality of the fruit, the complex nuances, and overall equilibrium make for a very special Bordeaux to drink over the next 15 or so years.

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93
Red Bordeaux 2012 Ausone

1 Case 6 150cl £3,900
  • One can’t say enough about the amazing job that Alain Vauthier and his daughter have done at this historic property on the decomposed limestone slopes of St.-Emilion. Not surprisingly, the 2012 Ausone is one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage. Inky purple in color, with notes of crushed rocks, spring flowers and blueberry and black raspberry, the wine grows on the palate, offering up amazing concentration. There is no heaviness or cloying characteristics. Pure, rich, full-bodied and, although accessible, it is capable of lasting 30 or more years. This will be one of the profound 2012s, following what Haut Brion and Mission Haut Brion did in Pessac-Léognan. Drink it 2022-2050+. 96+ points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #218, April 2015)

Tasting Notes
96
White Bordeaux 2012 Climens

1 Case 12 37.5cl £225£185
  • Rating

    91

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2036

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    31st Aug 2018

    Source

    238, The Wine Advocate

    Pale lemon-gold colored, the 2012 Climens has a slightly evolved nose sporting honeyed nut and toast notes with a core of lemon pie, fresh hay and allspice. Big, rich and powerful in the mouth, with maturing citrus and stone fruit notions, it has a provocatively spicy finish.

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91
Red Burgundy Arlaud 2012 Clos de la Roche

1 Case 12 75cl £1,350
  • Tasting note: The aromatic profile is completely different from that of the Combottes and much more deeply pitched with earthy dark berry fruit, floral and game hints. There is excellent volume and verve to the solidly powerful and muscular flavors that possess good if not imposing size and weight on the complex and beautifully long finish.

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94
Red Burgundy Bouchard Pere 2012 Clos de Beze

1 Case 3 75cl £560
  • Tasting note: This is also quite reduced in fact so much so that nothing is discernable, not even the spice. This is bigger, richer and more powerful than the Chapelle with more mid-palate concentration as well with a lovely mineral streak that runs the length of the wine before culminating in an explosive finish that really does a slow build. I very much like the overall depth yet it's all but certain that more will develop as this possesses ample amounts of underlying material. A classic Bèze that is built to age.
     

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95
Red Burgundy Bouchard Pere 2012 Clos de Beze

3 Case 6 75cl £1,200£1,125
  • Tasting note: This is also quite reduced in fact so much so that nothing is discernable, not even the spice. This is bigger, richer and more powerful than the Chapelle with more mid-palate concentration as well with a lovely mineral streak that runs the length of the wine before culminating in an explosive finish that really does a slow build. I very much like the overall depth yet it's all but certain that more will develop as this possesses ample amounts of underlying material. A classic Bèze that is built to age.
     

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95
Red Burgundy Bouzereau 2012 Corton Clos des Fietres

2 Case 6 75cl £275
Red Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2012 Volnay 1er Cru Santenots

1 Case 6 75cl £240
  • Rating

    (89 - 92)

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    NA

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    30th Dec 2013

    Source

    210, The Wine Advocate

    The 2012 Volnay 1er Cru Santenots is pointed on the nose, the fruit veering toward black rather than red in hue, with blackcurrant and wilted violet petals emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry: notes of black cherries, raspberry and soy that surface toward the composed and harmonious finish. Perhaps not a long-term Santenots like other 2012s that I have encountered, nevertheless this is a finely crafted wine destined to dish out pleasure.   

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92
Red Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2012 Nuits 1er Cru Proces

2 Case 6 75cl £290
  • Rating

    (90 - 92)

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    NA

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    30th Dec 2013

    Source

    210, The Wine Advocate

    The 2012 Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Proces has a wonderful, energetic yet sophisticated bouquet with vibrant red and black fruit married harmoniously with the oak. The palate is very smooth on the entry with supple, lithe tannins that caress the mouth. The acidity is well-judged with tart, dark cherry fruit interlaced with hints of soy, while the finish is focused and long. This Nuits Saint Georges has great potential.   

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92
Red Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2012 Lavaux Saint Jacques

1 Case 6 75cl £450£420
  • Tasting note: This is really quite aromatically pretty with its fresh and cool aromas of red and black pinot fruit, earth, game and wet stone nuances. The sense of minerality continues onto the intense, delineated and energetic flavors that display noticeable wood toast on the lingering, dusty and mildly austere finish. This is firmly structured yet balanced and should reward longer-term cellaring if desired as this could be approached young too.

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91
Red Burgundy Dujac 2012 Charmes Chambertin

2 Bottle 75cl £230
  • BH - Tasting note: Once again there is enough reduction present to warrant mentioning. This is much like the Combottes in that the mouth feel is exceptionally fine and sophisticated largely thanks to the fine grain of the supporting tannins as well as the abundance of palate coating dry extract. In this case though there is a bit more depth and length and even though the difference is slight it is nonetheless sufficient to push this to another level. At the risk of sounding like a broken record about the reduction, here too it is a concern and thus my score assumes that it will ultimately dissipate with a few years of bottle age.

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93
Red Burgundy Dujac 2012 Clos de la Roche

1 Bottle 75cl £380
  • The 2012 Clos St. Denis is another pure, mineral-driven wine. Graphite, savory herbs, purplish mint lift out of the glass. The 2012 is intense in its linearity today and clearly needs years in bottle to fully blossom, but its sheer beauty and potential seem pretty clear, even at this early stage. The Clos St. Denis is tense, bright and powerful to the core.

    -- Antonio Galloni (95-97) Antonio Galloni 2022 - 2042

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95
Red Burgundy Dujac 2012 Echezeaux

1 Bottle 75cl £395
  • Tasting note: An exuberantly spicy and floral nose features a variety of red berry fruit scents laced with hints of sandalwood and Asian spices. There is a silky and restrained mouth feel to the intense, concentrated and detailed flavors that brim with dry extract that does a fine job of buffering the moderately firm tannins on the lingering finale. This is unusually accessible in the context of the Dujac 2012s and should drink well earlier than any of these grand crus.

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93
Red Burgundy Haisma 2012 Bonnes Mares

1 Case 12 75cl £1,450
Red Burgundy Hospices de Beaune 2012 Beaune 1er Cru Cuvee Maurice Drouhin

[elevage by Faiveley]

7 Case 12 75cl £395
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2012 Nuits 1er Cru Vaucrains -

6 Case 6 75cl £245
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2012 Vosne 1er Cru Chaumes

4 Case 6 75cl £275
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2012 Gevrey Estournelles St Jacques

2 Case 6 75cl £350
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2012 Vosne 1er Cru Petits Monts

2 Case 6 75cl £360
  • Tasting note: Here the wood is more moderate if by no means invisible as it sets off the overtly spicy and fresh nose that mixes both red and dark berry fruit aromas that display subtle menthol nuances. There is good punch to the supple and fleshy medium weight flavors that evidence plenty of minerality, all wrapped in a solidly persistent and well-layered finale. This should reward 10 to 12 years of cellar time.
     

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92
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2012 Clos de la Roche -

2 Case 6 75cl £650
  • Tasting note: A pungently earthy nose also offers supporting aromas of gentle wood, spice and both red and dark fruit components. There is excellent richness and body to the large-scaled, mineral-inflected and openly powerful flavors that possess plenty of tannin-buffering dry extract before terminating in a striking long finish. This is a robust and very serious effort that possesses excellent cellaring potential and note well that it will need it as this is presently a bruiser. 93/100
     

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93
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2012 Morey 1er Cru Clos des Ormes

2 Case 6 75cl £195
  • Tasting note: Barnier indicated that this was not vinified by Jadot. There is a background note of menthol to the pretty and fresh red currant, earth and lightly spicy nose. There is a very supple and refined mouth feel to the satin-textured middle weight flavors that also possess a seductive mouth feel, all wrapped in a balanced finish. This should drink well young.

Tasting Notes
92
Red Burgundy Lamarche, Francois 2012 La Grande Rue

1 Case 6 75cl £1,700
  • Domaine François Lamarche
    2012
    La Grande Rue
    Grand Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 93
    Tasted: Jan 15, 2015
    Drink: 2027+
    Issue: 57
    Producer note: Nicole Lamarche told me that they began picking the 2013 crop "on the 6th of October and there was quite a bit of sorting required and just to be sure we sorted twice as it's hard to be precise in the vineyards. The flowering passed poorly so our yields were down around once again around 30% but at least we weren't hit by hail. There was good phenolic maturity to the fruit and I elected to use around 30% whole clusters, which is about the same amount that I employed in 2012. That said the fruit didn't have the same concentration as it did in 2012 so there was no point in pushing the extraction. Moreover I really wanted to preserve the freshness and silky textures that appeal to me so I limited the number of punch downs. As to the wines they are refreshing and wonderfully transparent as you can really see the differences between one wine and another." Lamarche noted that her 2012s, three of which are revisited below, were bottled in April 2014. (Jeanne-Marie de Champs, www.ds-collection.com, NY, NY is the agent with many regional importers, including Scott Paul Wines, www.scottpaul.com, Portland, OR, Burgundy Wine Company, www.burgundywinecompany.com, NY, NY, and Glazer's, www.glazers.com, Dallas, TX, PA; Bibendum Wine Ltd., www.bibendum-wine.co.uk, Goedhuis & Co., www.goedhuis.com, Laytons, www.laytons.co.uk, Berry Brothers & Rudd, www.bbr.com, Richards Walford & Co., Ltd., www.r-w.co.uk, The Wine Society, www.thewinesociety.com, Seckford Wines, www.seckfordwines.co.uk and Raeburn Fine Wines, www.raeburnfinewines.com, Edinburgh, all UK; L'Imperatrice Fine Wines, www.imperatrice.com.hk, Hong Kong/China).
    Tasting note: There is just enough wood to notice framing the red currant, black cherry and plum aromas that also display pretty floral and spice notes. There is fine concentration, power and punch to the refined and classy middle weight flavors that possess excellent intensity on the balanced, mouth coating, velvety and beautifully persistent finish. This too will need at least a decade plus of bottle age.
     

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93
Red Burgundy Mongeard Mugneret 2012 Richebourg

1 Bottle 150cl £1,075
  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret
    2012
    Richebourg
    Grand Cru Red barrel
    Score: 93-95
    Tasted: Jan 15, 2014
    Drink: 2030+
    Issue: 53
    Don't miss!
    Note: from vines adjacent to those of Domaine de la Romanée Conti in Richebourg proper totaling .31 ha; 100% whole cluster vinification
    Producer note: Vincent Mongeard succinctly describes 2012 as a "vintage where the underlying terroir really shines. It's very interesting that over the last few years we have had less than ideal growing seasons yet the wines have turned out to be better than merely acceptable. Part of this is of course improved methods of viticulture but also both producer and consumers are more accepting of the fact that a less than ideal growing season does not automatically equate to poor wines the way it often once did. I like my 2012s and I hope my clients do too. I just wish that I had more of them." I would call the Mongeard 2012s as very much performing in-line with the overall quality of the vintage. As I explained last year, 2011 was the last vintage for the old vines Echézeaux because the parcel that has been historically used to produce it was donated to the Hospices de Beaune by its owner (this parcel had been leased by Mongeard). I revisited this wine below in bottle. (Atherton Wine Imports, www.awiwine.com, Atherton, CA, M.S. Walker, www.mswalker.com, MA/RI/NH, Vineyard Brands, www.vineyardbrands.com, Birmingham, Al; several UK importers).
    Tasting note: A distinctly toasty nose of subtle spice, earth and very cool yet ripe dark berry fruit aromas are trimmed in plenty of floral character. There is gorgeous intensity to the mineral-driven big-bodied flavors that possess outstanding delineation on the extract-rich mid-palate before terminating in a refined but overtly powerful and muscular finish that delivers strikingly good length. This too is decidedly built for longer-term cellaring.
     

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95
Red Burgundy Roche de Bellene 2012 Romanee Saint Vivant

3 Case 3 75cl £925
  • Tasting note: Curiously this is somewhat less expressive than the Richebourg though aggressive swirling does liberate floral, Asian-style spices and cool red berry fruit scents. There is really fine detail to the graceful, intense and lilting middle weight flavors that possess a lovely sense of underlying tension on the mildly austere but hugely persistent finish. A classic Romanée St. Vivant of restraint and refinement.
     

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94
Red Burgundy Roumier, Georges & Christophe 2012 Bonnes Mares

1 Bottle 75cl £1,325
  • Tasting note: A markedly floral nose exhibits plenty of spice and earth elements that add breadth to the purple fruit-infused nose. There is excellent size, weight and power to the big-bodied, intense and concentrated flavors that possess copious amounts of dry extract that imparts a seductive texture and buffers the very firm tannic spine on the hugely long finish. This too is an overtly robust yet impeccably well-balanced wine that should also age for years; indeed it will absolutely require it.

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95
Red Burgundy Tortochot 2012 Charmes Chambertin

4 Case 6 75cl £475
  • Tasting note: A pretty and more expressive nose features elegant aromas of assorted red berries, newly turned earth and a lovely floral note, all of which is trimmed in a whisper of oak. There is excellent volume and plenty of punch to the mouth coating and intense medium weight plus flavors that possess plenty of dry extract that coats the palate and imparts a seductive, even silky texture to the balanced, complex and lingering finish. A Charmes of refinement but should drink well both young and old.

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93
Red Burgundy Tortochot 2012 Lavaux Saint Jacques

2 Case 12 75cl £520
  • Rating

    89

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2015 - 2023

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    27th Feb 2014

    Source

    211, The Wine Advocate

    The 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques is the only cru that underwent some chaptalization this year – a modest 0.5 degrees alcohol. It has an elegant bouquet with dark plum and redcurrant scents, freshly tilled soil and woodland surfacing with aeration. The palate has a sweet entry and a pleasant, slightly grainy texture, though it does not quite deliver the finesse of the Morey Charmes. Still, this is a thoroughly decent Gevrey premier cru. Drink 2015-2023.   

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89
Red Burgundy Tortochot 2012 Mazis Chambertin

4 Case 6 75cl £550
  • Domaine Gabriel Tortochot
    2012
    Mazis-Chambertin
    Grand Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 94
    Tasted: Jan 15, 2015
    Drink: 2027+
    Issue: 57
    Note: from .42 ha parcel in Mazis-Bas
    Producer note: Chantal Tortochot, who directs this biologically farmed 11 ha domaine, described 2012 as a "tiny vintage where yields were off fully 40% due mostly to a poor flowering that provoked a high incidence of shatter and shot berries. We made an amazing 21 treatments against mildew alone because it was constantly wet. All of the rain made treating the vines all the more difficult because it was a challenge just to get the machinery into the vineyards. In fact we did the last couple of treatments manually with the scuba diver-like tanks that you carry on your back! July was thankfully warm and sunny though we had one 10 day period of very hot weather that sunburned some of the exposed bunches and that cost us some yield as well. Suffice it to say that it was necessary to thoroughly sort but what we were left with was superb, indeed about as good as I have seen in terms of the raw materials. I like the wines a lot as they're ripe, concentrated and serious though not so much so that they won't be approachable young if that's what clients want." I was very impressed with the quality of the Tortochot 2012s, revisited below, in particular at the lower levels of the range. Tortochot noted that her 2012s were bottled between September 2013 and March 2014. The Tortochot wines are generally relatively old school in terms of style and structure though they do evidence noticeable wood when the wines are young. (Bertin Henri Selections, www.bertinhenriselections.com, Doral, FL, Simon N Cellars, www.simonncellars.com, Charlottesville, VA, Milton Road Trading Corp, LLC, www.miltonroadtrading.com, Napa CA, P. Comms International, www.pcommswines.com, Ashville, NC and T. Edwards Wine, New York; Waitrose, Waterloo and Fine and Rare and O.W. Loeb, www.owloeb.com, all UK).
    Tasting note: There is a plenitude of sauvage character to the earth and tea-infused aromas of red berry, dark currant and humus scents. This is also seductively textured but notably more powerful as the big-bodied, intense and more obviously mineral-inflected flavors possess positively huge length on the strikingly complex finale. This is a seriously structured effort but there is so much mid-palate sap that it should be approachable after only 7 to 8 years of cellaring.
     

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94
Red Burgundy Tortochot 2012 Chambertin -

6 Case 6 75cl £675
  • Tasting note: This too is overtly sauvage in character but otherwise the aromatic profile is somewhat different with more obvious floral and spice elements adding a touch of refinement to the red and dark berry aromas that are again trimmed in enough wood to notice. There is fine delineation and focused power to the broad-shouldered and imposingly scaled flavors that brim with both minerality and mouth coating sap, all wrapped in a gorgeously long if quite youthfully austere finish. This is old school but not hard and should make for wonderful old bones if you have the patience to wait.
     

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94
Red Burgundy Vougeraie 2012 Clos de Vougeot

2 Case 3 150cl £440
  • Tasting note: This is notably fresher than the Clos du Roi with its pretty aromas of earth, game, dried flowers and assorted red berry scents. There is a pungently earthy character to the broad-shouldered, intense and muscular flavors that are shaped by relatively fine-grained tannins before concluding in a powerful and persistent if not especially complex finish. This isn't as powerful or dramatic as the Clos du Roi though I prefer the balance and overall sense of completeness.

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92
White Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2012 Bienvenues Batard Montrachet

3 Bottle 300cl £695
  • Tasting note: This is also quite elegant with its equally spicy nose of honeysuckle, yellow and white orchard fruit and citrus elements. There is a lovely vibrancy to the concentrated and relatively large-scaled flavors that possess good power on the markedly dry and somewhat compact edgy finish. As with the Combettes my predicted range offers the benefit of the doubt that the finish will flesh out and the dryness will dissipate with time.
     

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92
White Burgundy Sauzet 2012 Batard Montrachet

1 Case 3 75cl £850
  • Tasting note: Here the surprisingly expressive nose is even more complex with broad-ranging aromas of various floral and white fleshed fruit scents that also display top notes of spice, all of which is again framed in discreet oak hints. This is a big Bâtard where the broad-shouldered flavors brim with palate soaking dry extract that does a fine job of effectively buffering the very firm acid spine that keeps everything in balance on the opulently textured and hugely long finish. Moreover this is strikingly complex, indeed it rivals the Montrachet for being the most complex wine in the range.
     

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94
White Burgundy Sauzet 2012 Chevalier Montrachet

1 Case 3 75cl £1,200
  • Tasting note: This is also unusually expressive while exhibiting very subtle hints of exotic orange pekoe tea on the beautifully fresh nose of dried fruits that include apricot, white peach and acacia blossom. There is an opulent and caressing mouth feel to the very rich and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors that coat the palate with dry extract before terminating in a delicious, mineral-driven and impressively long finish. This is rich to the point of succulence and while it will certainly age well this will be approachable much earlier than usual.

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93

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