Bordeaux Satellites, 2012

2012 was a tricky year for Bordeaux and Europe’s vineyards in general, with difficult growing conditions (heavy rains and a fiercely hot summer) that some producers got to grips with while others didn’t.

It was therefore a winemaker’s vintage, with guarantees of quality coming from the majority of the grand châteaux who have the financial clout and manpower in the fields to deal with most conditions save perhaps a hurricane, and simply make smaller quantities of great wine in less successful years.

2012 was a Merlot year as the conditions favoured the early ripening variety, or rather favoured the Cabernet-based blends less. Therefore those satellite producers that had some money to spend, will have made the best of the vintage.

Bordeaux Satellites, 2012

2012 was a tricky year for Bordeaux and Europe’s vineyards in general, with difficult growing conditions (heavy rains and a fiercely hot summer) that some producers got to grips with while others didn’t.

It was therefore a winemaker’s vintage, with guarantees of quality coming from the majority of the grand châteaux who have the financial clout and manpower in the fields to deal with most conditions save perhaps a hurricane, and simply make smaller quantities of great wine in less successful years.

2012 was a Merlot year as the conditions favoured the early ripening variety, or rather favoured the Cabernet-based blends less. Therefore those satellite producers that had some money to spend, will have made the best of the vintage.

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  1. Château Veyry, 2012

    Château Veyry, 2012

    Côtes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2017-2025
    Reviewer Rating: 94 - CFW

    Focused, fresh and ripe on the palate with creamy sucrosity, light kirsch and notes of black fruits, violet and peach, along with mocha and cinnamon spice on a long, fresh, mineral finish.

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  2. Roc de Cambes, 2012 - Cadman Fine Wines

    Roc de Cambes, 2012

    Bourg, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2017-2030
    Reviewer Rating: 93 - Antonio Galloni

    "Black cherries, smoke, licorice, tar and dark spices fleshed." Antonio Galloni

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