Chateau-Cap-Léon-Veyrin Listrac 2012
The Chateau Cap Leon Veyrin has a garnet red color with purple tints. The nose reveals intense aromas of black fruit, cherry and final mûres.La is remarkable for its length and its seductive flavors due to mature tannins.
Terroir : clay and limestone marl and gravel.
Grape varieties : 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot.
Age of vines : 30 years.
Vinification : Total destemming. Fermentation in stainless steel at 28-30 ° C. Fermentation 30 days. Aged in oak barrels for 12 months, with 25% new oak. Fining with egg white.
Gastronomy : beef, game, cheese.
Wine EnthusiastWhile wood aging has given this wine a dry, firm core, it has also allowed the ripe black plum fruit flavors to develop well. The result is a rich wine, structured while also generously fruity. It is still coming together; wait until at least 2017 before drinking.
Wine AdvocateA very solid effort from Listrac, the 2012 Cap Léon Veyrin is made up of 55% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot, aged 12 months in oak. It is a surprisingly bigger-scaled, riper, more concentrated wine with loads of cassis, blackberry, spice box and earth. It is medium to full-bodied, rich, and definitely a major success, possibly the best wine I tasted from Listrac in 2012. Drink it over the next decade or more. A sleeper of the vintage.
Wine SpectatorLight and open-knit, featuring cherry notes flecked with hints of loam, tobacco and cocoa. Drink now. 5,000 cases made.