Is 2012 a good year for wine?

Is 2012 a good year for wine?

The 2012 vintage was hit-and-miss globally, with few regions delivering truly great wines but many good wines were still produced. For France, most regions enjoyed a good year with Bordeaux, Burgundy and Beaujolais all producing solid offerings – although for Sauternes the year was catastrophically bad.

Was 2012 a good year in Bordeaux?

2012 Vintage: Bordeaux. The 2012 vintage for Bordeaux was small and difficult at times, but not without moments of greatness. Spring was tricky, with damp conditions – April was extraordinarily wet – delaying both budburst and flowering, the latter finally occurred in June.

Is 2012 Pinot Noir still good?

But quality is strong: Of the nearly 180 Pinot Noirs from 2012 that I’ve tasted since March, only 60 have scored less than 90 points, and most of those were in the 88–89 range, meaning they are still very good wines.

Was 2012 a good year in Napa?

After the challenging 2009, 2010 and 2011 harvests, 2012 was greeted with considerable fanfare. Growers and producers rejoiced in a classic Napa Valley harvest marked by good quality, abundant production and no weather shocks.

Was 2012 a good year for Medoc?

Best Appellations A relatively good year for white wines. They were not as affected by the rain in September, as most had been brought safely in during sunny days and cold nights, with very little rot. Several properties made no 2012 sweet wine at all, including Yquem and Raymond Lafon.

Was Margaux a good year 2012?

The best of Margaux is outstanding; Paul Pontallier at Ch. Margaux says ten years ago a wine like his 2012 would have been unreservedly hailed as a great vintage. Whilst ripe, they lacked intensity, so Haut Brion 2012 is the first predominantly merlot wine since 2005, and La Mission Haut Brion since 2004.

Can Pinot Noir be too old?

Wine connoisseurs generally agree that Pinot Noir does not usually age well. We writers frequently say that most California or Oregon Pinot Noir should be drunk within four to five years of the vintage date, which is not a long time, compared to the 10 or 20 years that good Cabernet Sauvignon can age.

Is 2013 Merlot still good?

When someone talks about aging a fine wine, they generally mean rich, red wines — think Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot — that are designed to get more mellow over time. Think of this as the one exception to a general rule that you should drink your wine within two years of the expiration date.

When should I drink Bordeaux 2011?

2011 Bordeaux wine is generally speaking, fresh, bright, aromatic and show more acidity than the previously mentioned vintages. The wines are less concentrated in flavor this vintage when compared with recent years like 2009 and 2010. However, the wines are ripe.

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