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2012 Larkmead LMV Salon

abv 14.8%
  • 94 WA
  • 93 WS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 145936-2012-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The fabulous 2012 Proprietary Red LMV Salon is a 1,090-case blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Cabernet Franc. It reveals a refined nose of mulberries, blueberries, raspberries, spring flowers and forest floor. A dense, ripe, opulent, medium to full-bodied 2012, I rated it slightly lower than last year from barrel because it seems somewhat closed. Give it another 3-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 15+ years.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2030
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    This offers a core of dense, dusty, loamy earth-laced Cabernet, with shades of black licorice, mocha and espresso. All in all, this is a powerful, well-focused effort that merits short-term cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2030. 1,020 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2018-2030
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2016-2025
    Author: Kennethjk

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 137 bottles owned
  • 52 collectors