|A tiny property in St. Emilion, Clos de Sarpe is a cult cuvee with a loyal following and the 2012 is an excellent example of them at their best. With a style that seems almost unique in Bordeaux, Parker himself compares it in profile to the greats of the late 1800s, stating when tasting the 2010 that "I have always loved to taste this wine” and places a drinking window on this of “three decades or more”. We sold through the tiny amounts of 2010 we were able to source and I anticipate this 2012 doing the same, so do let me know if you would like to secure a case of this for the cellar.|
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Average critic rating : 95.0 points
This has always been one of my favorite wines because of the tiny yields and meticulous attention to detail by the Beyney family. Not surprisingly, this inky bluish purple wine is frighteningly concentrated, with high extract, spicy oak, loads of blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit, a hint of underlying liquid chalk/minerality, and a monster finish. The wine has plenty of tannins, which are largely concealed by the luxurious and extravagant nature of the wine’s concentration. I wouldn’t say this is a wine for those with 19th century palates, but the 2012 can hopefully be drunk in about 7-8 years, and will surely last for three decades or more, making it essentially one of the longest-lived wines of this vintage. From a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, this wine boasts 15% natural alcohol.| eRobertParker.com.April, 2015
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|Clos de Sarpe 2012||+£136.47 (+39.33%)||Latest price: £483.47|
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