En Primeur, Day Five:
Wait To Buy

Ratings and reviews of stellar wines from Margaux, Moulis-en-Médoc and Listrac-Médoc red wines.

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Château Margaux 2012 Barrel Sample Red (Margaux)

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94–96. Barrel sample. A surprisingly fresh Margaux considering that it’s dominated by 87% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dense tannins, black fruits and tight acidity combine to present a wine that shows, for a Château Margaux, medium-term potential.

 — R.V.  (4/12/2013)
95
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Château Palmer 2012 Barrel Sample Red (Margaux)

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94–96. Barrel sample. This is a beautifully crafted wine with red fruits, a touch of black currant, great acidity and dense structure. A blend of half-and-half Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, it shows both weight and a great lift.

 — R.V.  (4/12/2013)
94
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Château Giscours 2012 Barrel Sample Red (Margaux)

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93–95. Barrel sample. This firm, dry wine is solidly rich and full in the mouth. With fine acidity and black currant fruit that show through the tannins, it is a wine with considerable potential.

 — R.V.  (4/12/2013)
94
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Château Rauzan-Ségla 2012 Barrel Sample Red (Margaux)

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93–95. Barrel sample. This is a chocolate-inflected wine with a full mouth feel, and a very dark character. The palate is concentrated in tannins and a powerful, extracted feel. The aftertaste brings out more black-currant fruitiness.

 — R.V.  (4/12/2013)
93
points

Château Brane-Cantenac 2012 Barrel Sample Red (Margaux)

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92–94. Barrel sample. With marked acidity as well as black fruits, this is a wine with weight and richness. It has a dark core of firm tannins, although the aftertaste maintains the juiciness.

 — R.V.  (4/12/2013)
93
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Château Cantenac Brown 2012 Barrel Sample Red (Margaux)

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92–94. Barrel sample. A solid effort, this is a wine with great fruit and firm structure to support it. Ripe and full in the mouth, it’s a firm and complex wine with a delicious juicy aftertaste.

 — R.V.  (4/12/2013)
93
points

Château Kirwan 2012 Barrel Sample Red (Margaux)

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92–94. Barrel sample. This solidly tannic wine is powerful and firm. It’s a very complete wine, showcasing fruit and tannin elements to give a complex, structured whole. A wine that is for long-term aging.

 — R.V.  (4/12/2013)
93
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Château Margaux 2012 Pavillon Rouge de Château Margaux Barrel Sample Red (Margaux)

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92–94. Barrel sample. An austere wine that has distinct acidity and a black-currant character. The texture is tannic and dry, but it’s fragrant with a light green note that comes through at the end.

 — R.V.  (4/12/2013)
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