2012 La Prade, Francs Cotes de Bordeaux (12 x Bottle)

France Bordeaux Cotes de Bordeaux

From another of the small estates owned by the very talented winemaking consultant Nicolas Thienpont, this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc has dense ruby/purple color, loads of blueberries, raspberry and a distinctive chalky minerality, which no doubt comes from the limestone, clay soils of the Côtes de Francs. The wine is medium-bodied, then finishes slightly narrower than Thienpont’s Alcee from the Côtes de Castillon. Nevertheless, it is still a nicely made wine. Drink it over the next decade.

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2012 La Prade, Francs Cotes de Bordeaux (12 x Bottle)

From another of the small estates owned by the very talented winemaking consultant Nicolas Thienpont, this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc has dense ruby/purple color, loads of blueberries, raspberry and a distinctive chalky minerality, which no doubt comes from the limestone, clay soils of the Côtes de Francs. The wine is medium-bodied, then finishes slightly narrower than Thienpont’s Alcee from the Côtes de Castillon. Nevertheless, it is still a nicely made wine. Drink it over the next decade.

France Bordeaux Cotes de Bordeaux
Producer Chateau La Prade
Sub-Region Cotes de Bordeaux
Region Bordeaux
Country France
Grape Variety Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2012
Colour Red
Style Medium, Dry

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Robert Parker Wine Advocate

From another of the small estates owned by the very talented winemaking consultant Nicolas Thienpont, this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc has dense ruby/purple color, loads of blueberries, raspberry and a distinctive chalky minerality, which no doubt comes from the limestone, clay soils of the Côtes de Francs. The wine is medium-bodied, then finishes slightly narrower than Thienpont’s Alcee from the Côtes de Castillon. Nevertheless, it is still a nicely made wine. Drink it over the next decade.

87 Points / Drinking 2015 - 2025

By Robert M. Parker, Jr. / April 2015