Bordeaux 2012s now available at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits

Bordeaux 2012I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of all 2012 Bordeaux wines, red and white, that I have been able to taste so far (haven’t tasted Sauternes and Barsac yet). In general 2012 has produced some well-balanced, generous wines, exhibiting gobs of fruit and mild tannin for the reds and good acidity for the whites. They have an immediate appeal, no need for extended cellaring for most of them, and the prices have come down significantly from their highs (the favorable exchange rate helping as well).

The 2012 vintage in Bordeaux was affected by cold and wet weather in early spring causing some uneven flowering and coulure (which translates into small crop at harvest), but the hot and dry summer made up for the spring weather and mitigated the impact of the intermittent rain in late September.

I would highly recommend the 2012 Bordeaux to any Bordeaux aficionado, as well as to those who are new to the Bordeaux experience; it is a great opportunity to start your Bordeaux adventure with the 2012s and discover the world’s largest and best quality wine producing region.

Here is a list of some 2012 Bordeaux already available at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits:

Saint Estèphe:

Château Phélan Ségur 2012 – $72.99

Château Montrose 2012 – $98.99


Château d’Armailhac 2012 – $54.99

Château Duhart Milon 2012 – $99.99

Château Lynch-Bages 2012 – $127.99

Echo de Lynch-Bages 2012 – $44.99

Haut Médoc:

Château La Tour Carnet 2012 – $36.99


Château Margaux 2012 – $429.99

Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux 2012 – $139.99

Graves, Pessac-Léognan:

Château Pape Clément 2012 red – $94.99

Château Pape Clément 2012 white – $176.99

Château Smith Haut Lafitte red 2012 – $89.99

Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2012 – $109.99


Château Fleur Cardinale 2012 – $54.99

Château La Confession 2012 – $37.99

Château Pavie Macquin 2012 – $69.99

Château Larcis Ducasse 2012 – $67.99

Château Daugay 2012 – $26.99


Château L’Evangile 2012 – $184.99

Château Gazin 2012 – $74.99

Atanas Nechkov, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits wine supervisor

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