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."
2011 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac (Futures)
"Exhibiting a deep ruby/purple color, lots of crushed rock, red and black currant, forest floor and underbrush characteristics, moderate tannin and medium body, it is built somewhat along the lines of the 1999 and 2001. It should be a 20- to 25-year wine, but it is not at the level of the 2008, 2009 and 2010. Fresh acids give the wine a somewhat more clipped feeling than most great Lafites have exhibited. Nevertheless, there is a lot of freshness and vibrancy to this vintage."-Robert Parker
2012 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion Pessac Leognan (Futures)
2012 Chateau d'Armailhac Pauillac (Futures)
2012 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux Margaux (Futures)
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."
2012 Chateau Barde Haut Saint Emilion (Futures)
Reviewed by: Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 90 to 93 pts
"This has a bold, spicy lead, with flashes of anise, cocoa and cinnamon giving way to lightly mulled cherry, raspberry and plum fruit. Delivers a velvety feel on the finish, showing good cut."
2012 Clos de l'Oratoire Saint Emilion (Futures)
Reviewed by: Wine Spectator - 88 to 91 pts
"Copious aromas of Christmas fruitcake, cedar wood, underbrush, incense, black currants and black cherries emerge from this sexy, medium-bodied, lush, fruit-forward St.-Emilion. It should be enormously appealing to consumers over the next 10-12 years." -Robert Parker
2012 Chateau Talbot Saint Julien (Futures)