Averys Fine Claret 2012
Bordeaux Superieur AOC
After extensive tasting, we are delighted to introduce the new Averys Fine Claret which encapsulates everything we love about Bordeaux and offers some of the best value you’ll find in the region.
Hand-crafted at a family estate – Averys Fine Claret is made at an estate lying close to the city of Bordeaux, which has belonged to the Roche family since 1876. They use traditional techniques with all the fruit hand-picked and handsorted at the winery to ensure only the best grapes are used.
Drinking at perfection now – 2012 is a vintage we rate increasingly highly, with Merlot-rich wines like Avery Fine Claret maturing particularly well. Soft and supple with a lovely vibrancy of fruit and a lightness of touch, it’s drinking superbly now but will continue to develop over the next four years.
Classic Bordeaux in style – A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, it has the lush, ripe fruit typical of Merlot, lovely aromatics thanks to a dollop of Cabernet Franc and with good structure and tannins from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.
Barrel-aged complexity – 12 months ageing in French oak barrels gives the final elegant touch, adding hints of creamy vanilla and soft spices.
|Style ||Red - Medium Bodied |
|Country || France |
|Grape || Merlot Based Blend |
|Drink By ||31 December, 2019 |
|Alcohol ||13.0% |
|Units ||9.75 |
|Bottle Size || 750.0 ML |