Le Clos du Beau Pere 2012

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Type: Red Wine   Volume: 750ml

Winery: Le Clos du Beau Pere

Country: France   Region: Bordeaux

District: Pomerol

Ratings and Tasting Notes:

(AG=90) The 2012 Le Clos du Beau-Pere, Jean-Luc Thunevin's Pomerol, is deep, powerful, and explosive, with quite a bit of nuance for a wine of its size. Although not exactly the last word in complexity or subtlety, there is something quite engaging about the wine's immediacy and pure deliciousness.

(JS=90) Blueberry, blackberry, mineral, and spice character. Medium to full body, fine tannins, and a fresh finish. Improved with barrel maturation. Better in 2018.

(NM=89-91) Jean-Luc Thunevin’s Pomerol “baby” has a smudged dark plum and boysenberry-scented nose struck through with a dab of apricot jam. The palate is medium-bodied with soft ripe tannins. To be honest, it is not as complex as other vintages I have tasted, although granted, the finish is harmonious with a long sweet, confit aftertaste. Tasted April 2013.

(RP=86) A solidly made Pomerol that’s a bit firm, this wine is generously endowed and relatively ripe (14.5% alcohol), with a deep ruby/purple color, loads of black cherries, and plums. This is a medium-bodied, less complex, but satisfying Pomerol to drink over the next 10 years.

(WS=86) Open-knit, with forwarding plum and blueberry coulis notes, laced with modest anise and toasted vanilla accents. Easygoing finish. Drink now through 2016. 1,500 cases made.