2012 CHATEAU CLARISSE VIEILLES VIGNES – J. MOLESWORTH : WINE SPECTATOR : 89

Ripe and broad, with toasty notes of roasted anise and vanilla coating the core of plum sauce and blackberry cobbler. Has the energy and drive for balance, and should absorb some of the toast with modest cellaring. Drink now through 2018. Score: 89 –JM