Tuesday, July 5, 2016

2012 Hillaire CDP 95/100 rating

2012 Olivier Hillaire Chateauneuf du Pape Les Petits Pieds d'Armand...$99.99
One of my favorite wines, and up there with the top dozen or so efforts in the vintage, the 2012 Ch√Ęteauneuf du Pape Les Petits Pieds d’Armand comes all from sandy soils and old vines planted in the famed La Crau lieu-dit. Full-bodied, voluptuous and layered, it doesn’t pull any punches, yet never seems over-the-top, heavy or cumbersome. Giving up notes of garrigue, sugared spice, blackberry, black cherry liqueur and spring flowers, it’s already drinking beautifully, but will continue to shine through 2024 at a minimum.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

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