Saint-Émilion & Pomerol, 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.

Saint-Émilion & Pomerol, 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.

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  1. Clos du Clocher, 2012 - Cadman Fine Wines

    Clos du Clocher, 2012

    Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2019-2022
    Reviewer Rating: 88 - Wine Spectator

    "...ganache and espresso notes lining the core of plum and blackberry fruit. Roasted alder hints fill the finish, while the roasted edge provides the texture." Wine Spectator

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  2. Château La Clotte, 2012

    Château La Clotte, 2012

    Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2019-2024
    Reviewer Rating: 91 - Wine Spectator

    "This unwinds pleasantly, with sleek, racy linzer torte and cherry notes lined with floral, blood orange and spice hints." Wine Spectator

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  3. Château l'Eglise Clinet, 2012 - Cadman Fine Wines

    Château l'Eglise Clinet, 2012

    Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2017-2050
    Reviewer Rating: 96 - Robert Parker

    "...potential wine of the vintage. An amazing tour de force in winemaking...phenomenally compelling Pomerol...Kudos to l’Eglise Clinet." Robert Parker

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  4. Vieux Château Certan, 2012

    Vieux Château Certan, 2012 (magnum)

    Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2020-2045
    Reviewer Rating: 95 - eRobertParker.com

    "Unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage...pure class. Veins of minerality give the wine its precision and energy, while lifted notes of sage, lavender, mint and tobacco captivate all the senses." Antonio Galloni

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