2012 Bordeaux – Robert Parker pronounces

by Charles Lea

2012 Bordeaux – Robert Parker pronounces

Robert Parker has released his Wine Advocate scores scores for the 2012 vintage, and here are those for wines released so far and available in our offer, with price in £ per case in bond.

The full list can as usual be found on the Wine Advocate website https://www.erobertparker.com/

Highest score of available wines is Mouton, but stock is limited. Sadly our favourite right bank wine of the vintage, the not yet released l’Eglise Clinet, is also Mr Parker’s favourite, so even those of you who bought this last year will need to think about pre-ordering swiftly, and if you did not buy last year – send an email to get on the waiting list.

Bang for buck, or points for price, Beausejour Bécot, Rauzan Ségla and Canon stand out for me, while Talbot also gets an honourable mention.

We have not said much about Sauternes this year, a vintage in which several properties have declassified their entire production, but if you are going to buy one, it should clearly be Climens.

Mr Parker, it has to be said, is showing even more of a preference for very big, very alcoholic wines with his extraodinarily high scores for Pave, Angelus and Bellevue Mondotte, and in our view these need to be taken with a large pinch of salt unless you really know that this sort of wine is what you like.