Château Haut Pauillac, AOC Pauillac 2012

Château Haut Pauillac, AOC Pauillac 2012

Regular price €40.00
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Tax included.
This is a blackcurrant, cigar box and graphite-scented gem from the generally excellent 2010 vintage. Rich, supple fruit, silky tannins and huge length.

There's a concentrated, inviting nose of crème de cassis, blueberries and cedar follows through to a mid-weight, fine-tannined palate of briar fruit, forest floor, incense and coffee. Plush, opulent and ultra-refined. This is a big Bordeaux that's ready to drink, perhaps with rosemary and garlic roast lamb.

Pauillac is a red wine appellation in Bordeaux, located between Saint-Estèphe and Saint-Julien on the ‘left bank’ of the Gironde.

The stellar reputation of its wines is founded not only on their current quality, but on their historical success. The (in)famous 1855 Classification of the Médoc ranked the best chateaux of the area according to the average prices commanded by their wines at the time, and two of the top five (Chateaux Latour and Lafite-Rothschild) were in Pauillac; these were joined by Chateau Mouton-Rothschild in 1973.

The soils of Pauillac are largely made up of free-draining gravel, which is perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. These soils, when combined with the temperate Bordeaux climate, are the starting point for Pauillac's top-class wines.

While Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant grape, Cabernet Franc, Merlot , Carmenere, Petit Verdot and Malbec are also allowed.

SupplierChâteau Haut Pauillac
Wine colourRed
CountryFrance
AppellationPauillac
Vintage2012
Grape variety60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot | Malbec
Alcohol13.5%
Bottle size750 ml

Orders of €150+: free delivery nationwide (*excludes orders containing grande marque champagnes)

All other orders: €15 nationwide flat rate

Orders are usually dispatched in the first two working days after receipt.

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*The only general exception to our free delivery policy is in the case of grande marque champagnes: champagnes from global brands not imported direct by Bubble Brothers. These attract a standard delivery charge.

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If you need delivery to Northern Ireland, our €15 standard rate applies, with orders of €150 and more travelling free—for the time being.

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Faulty bottles

Wine is a natural product: its variety is what makes it so interesting!

Sometimes, though, a faulty bottle turns up. It's rare, but it does happen.

We want you to enjoy the wines you buy from us, and we'd like you to enjoy doing business with us too.

If you are unlucky enough to receive a bad bottle, please let us know immediately by calling the office on 021 431 6000 and we'll issue a credit in compensation.

Broken or Damaged Deliveries

Despite our best efforts to wrap and pack securely, damage in transit occurs from time to time.

If there's a breakage, our couriers will normally return the whole fragrant mess to us straight away.

If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.