The 2012 Promontory leaps from the glass with notes of blackcurrant leaf, cassis and graphite. There’s a pronounced stony mineral character, and complexity which unfurls across the palate. There are fine, grippy tannins and wonderful balance to the incredibly long finish. The level of finesse and elegance is stunning - this is stupendously good.
The 2012 Promontory, which is the softest vintage to date, was slightly better this year than last year, as it had rounded out. It does not have the depth of the 2013, but it is a great wine on its own merits. Notes of new saddle leather, loamy soil, and crushed rock intermingle with blackcurrants, plum, tobacco leaf and spice in a full-bodied, wonderfully pure and large-scaled style with ripe, well-integrated tannin. It is accessible enough to enjoy, and in spite of its massiveness, it is certainly capable of evolving beautifully for 30 or more years.
Ready 2024 - 2040
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