The second vintage of this wine ever produced. The 2012 vintage provided warmth that resulted in an early harvest of plush and sumptuous fruit. Choosing the single best barrel amongst all the wines produced was an exercise in indulgence.
"Bruised black fruits, white truffle and bitter cocoa intensify with aeration in the glass. The energy of the wine’s bouquet demonstrates both its prowess and its potential. At first the wine showcases fresh blackberry, currant and porcini on the palate. There is a tension in the wine that alludes to its expansionary nature. With an hour or more, the wine’s profile develops Chambord flavors with bittersweet chocolate, tobacco flower and new leather in a remarkably lengthy finish.
With decanting, this wine should be enjoyed in its youth. We are most excited to experience its evolution over the course of the next twenty years. This truly is the best wine we have ever made."
- John Anthony Truchard