Friday, September 18, 2015

VERY high end interesting BORDEAUX on the way/97/100 by Parker, 8 cases not spoken for!

19 crates will arrive from France in October (8 crates NOT SPOKEN FOR), just rerated from 95 to 97/100 a few months ago (BEST of the BEST) :
CHATEAU PAPE CLEMENT-GRAVES-$121, reserve now, pay only when it arrives, 2012 HAUT BRION-lower rating (95/100)/neighbor is way over 4 times the cost.
"Major bang for the Buck"!!!

Source Reviewer Rating Maturity #218
Apr 2015
Robert M. Parker, Jr. 97 Drink: 2015 - 2040
The iconic 2012 Pape Clement is a candidate for near-perfection as well as one of the wines of the vintage. From proprietor Bernard Magrez, this is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. This extraordinary vineyard (a few miles to the west of Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion) has hit all the highlights of this vintage. Interestingly, the quality of the Pomerols and Graves wines in 2012 is closer to what one would consider a great vintage than the general image of 2012. This is truly great wine and not far off their magnificent 2005 and 2010. Full-bodied, with rich cassis, subtle burning embers and spice followed by velvety, well-integrated tannins, the wine is lush, expansive, savory and profound. This is a remarkable wine that could be drunk at a reasonably young age, but should cellar brilliantly for a quarter-century. Yields were modest at 37 hectoliters per hectare from this 132-acre estate. The alcohol level came in at 13.5%.
Celebrating 31 years in business in San Antonio


Celebrating 31 years in business in San Antonio