Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Firm, dense and chewy, with gripping tannins wrapped around a tight core of dark berry, mocha, mineral and espresso. Sails along on the finish, gaining depth and nuance. Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache. Drink now through 2026. 569 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97Still in barrel, the 2012 Vertigo 24 release shows a similar level of purity to go with killer aromatics (black raspberry, bouquet garni and licorice), full-bodied richness and a layered, decadent style on the palate. It has a tad more richness and depth than the straight bottling, and is an incredible red.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Rating: 93The 2012 Vertigo 24 has a little more tannic spine than the straight Vertigo. Dark red stone fruits, spices, mint and new leather are all very much alive. Although quite supple and expressive, the 2012 also has plenty of drive and energy. - Antonio Galloni
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 36 bottles owned
- 19 collectors