International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93(70% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot and 11% petit verdot): Deep ruby. More minerally and convincing on the nose than the 2011, offering scents of black cherry, crushed rock, licorice and menthol. Sweet, broad and rich, showing a fine-grained texture and a light touch to its dark fruit and hot rock flavors. At once deeper and more energetic than the 2011 bottling, finishes with supple tannins and nice lift.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2014
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95I only tasted one wine, the 2012 Proprietary Red, a brilliant blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot aged 18 months in 80% new Taransaud barrels. This 640-case cuvee exhibits an opaque purple color, full body, supple tannins, and sweet blueberry and blackberry liqueur notes intermixed with hints of chocolate as well as dusty, earthy, forest floor notes. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. It is one of the finest efforts produced by the Roy Estate to date.Drink Dates: 2014-2034Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 58 bottles owned
- 11 collectors