Wine Spectator | Rating: 87Appealing for its plush accents and good structure, showing notes of red currant, tobacco and spiced herb. Drink now through 2022. 1,220 cases made.Author: Tim Fish
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96Living up to its barrel tasting notes, the 2012 Proprietary Red Firebelle (54% Merlot, 21% Malbec, 13% Petit Verdot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon) was aged 18 months in 62% French oak. Sweet blackcurrant, blackberry, licorice, chocolate and loamy soil notes are followed by a savory, expansive, opulent, dense yet approachable and exuberant wine. It is best consumed over the next 12-15 years.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating:Drink Dates: 2019-2029Author: Kennethjk
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 166 bottles owned
- 49 collectors