2012 Ch. Le Pape, Pessac-Léognan

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The 2012 Chateau Le Pape is the first wine made from start to finish by the team of Haut-Bailly, and it shows in the wine's textural richness and depth. Dark red cherries, smoke, cloves and mint flesh out in a racy, voluptuous wine to drink now and over the next decade-plus. The flavors are a bit roasted, but that won't be much of an issue over the next few years, which is when I imagine most of these bottles will be enjoyed. Drink 2016-2025 89/100 Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Jan 2016