2012 Barrett & Barrett Cabernet Sauvignon -1 Bottle
Re-tasted in early 2023, the 2012 Barrett & Barrett Cab was one of our panel’s favorites. The 2012 vintage is extraordinary! It dazzles immediately with an opulent nose of raspberry, blueberry, and black currant, layered and complex with touches of nutmeg, tobacco, black tea, and vanilla. The palate is broad and rich - dense, voluptuous, and bursting with flavor. Great tannin texture and integration. Lots of life ahead for this still-youthful powerhouse.
From the critics:
From Vinous: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is fabulous. Rich, racy, and totally voluptuous in the glass, the 2012 flows with seemingly endless layers of fruit. This is a decidedly dark, powerful brooding 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon endowed with real class. Dark cherry jam, wild flowers, gravel, mint and dark spice meld into the unctuous, riveting finish. 97 points" - Antonio Galloni
From The Wine Advocate: "The wine is dense purple, shows loamy soil notes, forest floor and blackcurrant fruit intermixed with cedar wood, fruitcake and vanilla. It is dense, full-bodied, powerful and ideal for drinking over the next 20 years or so. 93 points" - Robert Parker