Blankiet Estate 2012 Prince of Hearts Red Blend
€ 110.28Vanaf 12 stuks €100.25
|Land||Verenigde Staten van Amerika|
Deze ‘tweede’ wijn van Blankiet Estate werd door zowel Robert Parker als door Antonio Galloni uitgeroepen tot één van de zes beste ‘Napa-Valley Super Seconds’!
‘The second wine, the 2013 Prince of Hearts (80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot) shows slightly more density than its 2012 counterpart. It has good fruit as well as some baking spices mixed with cedar wood, underbrush, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit and some new oak. Drink it over the next decade. Blankiet’s blends are made by Denis Malbec, who also works not too far away as the consultant for Kapcsandy. These wines often need time in bottle to show their character, and I thought the 2012s performed even better than they did from barrel. The 2013s look incredible as well. These may be Blankiet’s two greatest vintages to date, even eclipsing the 2001s and 2002s.’ – Wine Advocate – Robert Parker Rating: 90
‘A real overachiever, the 2013 Prince of Hearts Paradise Hills Vineyard is deep and wonderfully expressive. Black cherry, plum, violets, cloves, leather and licorice meld together in a sumptuous, intense wine that over delivers on so many levels, one of them being price. The Prince of Hearts is a model of finesse and understatement. Readers who can find it should not hesitate. There are only a handful of wines that can match Prince of Hearts for value and pure pleasure. The blend is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.’ Vinous – Antonio Galloni – Rating: 93