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Robert Parker 2012 Clos Dubreuil

25 Aug 2014, Posted by Editor in Press

2012 Clos Dubreuil
A Bordeaux Blend Dry Red Table Wine from
St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Clos Dubreuil Label

Source: Wine Advocate #206 Apr 2013
Reviewer: Robert Parker
Rating: (92-94)
Drink: 2013-2023

A deep purple color is followed by hints of graphite, barbecue smoke, charcuterie, black raspberries and black currants. This full-bodied, opulent, fleshy, deep, pure wine with no hard edges is impossible to resist (as virtually every vintage I have tasted has been). Drink it over the next decade.

Always one of the sexiest, most seductive offerings produced in St.-Emilion, this was made by consultant Michel Rolland, who has once again hit pay dirt with the 2012 Clos Dubreuil, a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that achieved 14% natural alcohol. The vineyard was harvested between October 15-20 and yields were 31 hectoliters per hectare. The late harvest no doubt explains the reasonably high alcohol and lushness of this cuvee, whose melted, sweet tannins are hardly noticeable.

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