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2012 Top-Scoring Red Bordeaux

Tasting notes and scores for 44 wines that showed best as barrel samples
James Molesworth
Posted: April 3, 2013


Wine Spectator’s James Molesworth is in Bordeaux to taste the 2012 vintage from barrel to determine the quality and character of the young wines, in order to inform wine lovers who may be considering buying them en primeur, or as futures.

While spending a few weeks in the region, Molesworth visits numerous châteaus, interviews many vintners and evaluates hundreds of wines, some at the châteaus and most in blind tastings organized by Wine Spectator at independent locations. Below are reviews, with scores and full tasting notes, for all barrel samples with potential scores in the 91- to 94-point range or higher.


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