L'Ecole No 41 Perigee 2012 Bottle

L'Ecole No 41 Perigee 2012 Bottle
$49.99

SKU 721354200419

750ml Bottle

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Perigee exemplifies this vineyard’s characteristic cedary, black cherry, richly structured elegance. Alluring aromas of mint, cigar box and raspberry, are accented with flavors of red currant, praline, truffle and earth, on a chalky tannin finish.

Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Walla Walla Valley
Brand L'Ecole No 41
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastThis is just over half Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The aromas of herb, barrel spice, black cherry and coffee need time to reveal themselves fully. The dark cherry and blackberry flavors show richness and polish. Give it an extended decant if opening in the near term but it will be worth it. It will be best from 2020 to 2027.

Sean Sullivan, September 1, 2015
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Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Perigee Seven Hills Vineyard knocks it out of the park with its notes of currants, wild herbs, tobacco leaf and toasted bread and spice. Full-bodied, structured, concentrated and layered, it needs 3-4 years of cellaring. The blend here is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 5% each of Malbec and Petit Verdot, that was aged 22 months in 50% new French oak.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 28, 2015
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Wine SpectatorA swarm of fine tannins eddies around a supple core of fresh currant, plum and spice flavors, coming together harmoniously as the finish lingers. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Best after 2017.

Harvey Steiman, November 15, 2015