Wine Advocate | Rating: 94A great effort from Far Niente in this truly magnificent vintage, with its similarities to 2002, the Far Niente 2012 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon has a dense purple color, plenty of structure and aging potential, and an impressive inner core of sweet creme de cassis fruit, licorice and background vanilla. This wine is still very much an infant in its evolution, and should keep for 20-30 years. Many 2012s are excessively generous, open-knit and fleshy, but this is holding a lot back. And wow, it is |locked and loaded.| I wouldn't be surprised to see this wine increase in score in about 5-10 years, and actually merit an even higher score. Bravo!Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 84A style that features dry, dusty, cedary oak and dried berry, seemingly short on richness and depth. The dry, savory, leathery edge is fatiguing. Best from 2016 through 2026. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 9,552 cases made.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 210 bottles owned
- 58 collectors