2008 Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Rouge Pessac Leognan
2006 Chateau Haut Brion
2008 Chateau Olivier Pessac Leognan
2012 Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan (Futures)
2012 Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan (Futures)
Reviewed by: Wine Spectator, 93 to 96 pts
"One of the stars of the vintage, it is a complete, medium to full-bodied, soft, round, atypically accessible effort displaying lots of minerality along with red and black fruits, exceptional fragrance and purity, a fleshy mid-palate and a long finish. A remarkable fact in both these wines is that the alcohol levels in 2012 hit 14.8%, which nearly equals the record levels achieved in 2010 – that’s astonishing! This 2012 should drink well 3-4 years after bottling, and last for 20-25 years." -Robert Parker
2012 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan (Futures)
2012 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan (Futures)
Reviewed by: Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 91 to 94 pts
Features pure, racy, floral cassis, violet and bergamot notes, with a long, mineral-tinged finish. Very expressive, this represents a noticeable step up from the second wine in this vintage.
2012 Chateau Haut Bergey Pessac Leognan (Futures)
-Reviewed by: Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 90 to 93 pts
"Showy style, with lots of ganache and dark toast leading the way, backed by ample plum sauce, fig paste and currant confiture notes. Long, charcoal-framed finish has plenty of heft. Not shy in style, this has density and drive."
2012 Le Clarence de Haut Brion Pessac Leognan (Futures)
Reviewed by: Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 88 to 90 pts
"Offers plum, mixed berry and singed vanilla notes against a backdrop of anise and tar. Displays a sinewy edge on the finish, but the stuffing is there for development."
2012 Clos Marsalette Pessac Leognan (Futures)
Reviewed by: Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 90 to 92 pts
"A bright tobacco leaf and savory note up front is followed by sleek black cherry, plum and blackberry fruit that has melded nicely. Long, alder-tinged finish has lovely minerality. Distinctive."