2012 Offers a phenomenal opportunity to obtain great scoring Chateauneuf at fair prices. Take a look at this presale list. Identify what you want to reserve, and call the store. For detail, please reach out to Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email email@example.com.
2012 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE PRE-ORDER
BOSQUET DES PAPES
“An estate that seems to have found another level, quality-wise.”
“The straight 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is stunning. Black cherry, ground pepper, bouquet garni and new leather-like aromas and flavors all flow from this medium to full-bodied, textured and seamless effort. While traditional in style, it’s remarkably polished and elegant, with no hard edges and very fine tannin. It should have 12-15 years of longevity and should not be missed. Drink 2015-2027.” 92-94 POINTS, WINE ADVOCATE.
REG. PRICE: $56.99 / PRE-ORDER PRICE: $41.99
BOSQUET DES PAPES Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge ‘A la Gloire de Mon Grand-Pere’
“A field blend of close to 100% Grenache that comes from the Gardiole lieu-dit. Aged all in demi-muid, it is an awesomely textured, seamless effort that boasts knockout aromas and flavors of kirsch, wild strawberries, herbs de Provence and red licorice. Drink 2015-2027.” 94-96 POINTS, WINE ADVOCATE
REG. PRICE: $74.99 / PRE-ORDER PRICE: $54.99
LA VIEUX DONJON
“A classic effort from this estate that could come from nowhere else than the south of France. Garrigue, lavender, pepper, sweet kirsch and blackberry-styled fruits are just some of the notions here and this medium to full-bodied, supple and nicely concentrated 2012 will benefit from short-term cellaring once released. It should have 12-15 years or ultimate longevity. Drink 2016-2027.” 91-94 POINTS, WINE ADVOCATE
REG. PRICE: $77.99/PRE-ORDER PRICE: $56.99
DOMAINE OLIVIER HILLAIRE
“A lineup of wines that just blew me away, these stunning efforts are made by Olivier Hillaire and should not be missed by any Southern Rhone lover.”
DOMAINE OLIVIER HILLAIRE Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
“A thick, massive effort that got a big “wow!” in the notes. Showing spectacular aromas and flavors of raspberry, spice, licorice and Provencal herbs, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, layers of sweet tannin and fantastic mid-palate depth. Fruit loaded and a hedonistic dream, it should dish out tons of pleasure over the coming decade. Drink 2014-2023.” 93-95 POINTS, WINE ADVOCATE
REG. PRICE: $59.99 / PRE-ORDER PRICE: $47.99
DOMAINE OLIVIER HILLAIRE Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge ‘Les Petits Pieds d’Armand’
“About as fabulous an expression of old vine Grenache as you’re likely to find. Massive and decadent, yet lively and fresh, it offers up a sweet bouquet of berry fruits, licorice, incense, flowers, garrigue to go with full-bodied richness and depth, thrilling purity, good freshness and blockbuster length. Gorgeous all around, it should drink well on release, yet last for 15+ years. Don’t miss it!” 95-98 POINTS, WINE ADVOCATE
REG. PRICE: $119.99 / PRE-ORDER PRICE: $85.99
Wines to be picked up at Pinehurst Wine Shoppe
6242 Bellona Ave.
Baltimore MD, 21212