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2012 Sine Qua Non Touché & Rattrapante Assortment Sine Qua Non, Sta. Rita Hills, California, USA

In Bond case price:
£3,600.00
Country USA
Region California
Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
Producer Sine Qua Non
Vintage 2012
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Syrah, Grenache
ABV 15.6%
Format 6x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Notes 3 bottles each of Touché Syrah and Rattrapante Grenache
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets at auction in the US, where it was consigned by the original owner who purchased it directly from the winery; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Availability 9 cases

100 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (August 2016)

Touché Syrah: Lastly, the utterly perfect 2012 Syrah Touche reminds me of a great vintage of Guigal’s Cote Rotie La Landonne. A blend of 93% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah and 2% Viognier, all from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills, it spent 40 months in 78% new French oak.

Deep, concentrated, full-bodied and layered, with a multidimensional texture and to-die-for notes of camphor, cured meats, violets, smoke and assorted dark fruits, this beauty has fine, perfectly ripe tannin and blockbuster length. Give it 3-4 years and drink over the following two decades.

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100 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (August 2016)

Rattrapante Grenache: A perfect wine any way you look at it, the 2012 Grenache Rattrapante comes all from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills and spent 33 months in 27% new French oak. My notes start - and end - with “Wow.” Giving up tons of black raspberries, peppery herbs, licorice, dried flowers and cured meats, it’s a massively concentrated, rich and layered Grenache that somehow manages to stay graceful, lively and fresh on the palate.

There are roughly 800 cases of this elixir and any Grenache lover should do their best to latch onto a bottle (or two). It’s also worth noting that this cuvee saw 26% whole clusters, which is a small change from past vintages.

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98 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (September 2016)

Touché Syrah: A quintessential Sine Qua Non wine, the 2012 Syrah Touché is off the charts. Rich, seamless and voluptuous, the 2012 exudes concentration and flamboyance. Red cherry jam, plum, spice, licorice, pomegranate and new leather flesh out in an effortless, radiant wine bursting at the seams with personality.

The 2012 is 93% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah and 2% Viognier, done with 36% whole clusters, all from Eleven Confessions.

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97 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (September 2016)

Rattrapante Grenache: The 2012 Grenache Rattrapante, from Eleven Confessions, is deep, powerful and voluptuous, with a striking interplay of fruit, structure and overall intensity. Thus is another wine that is going to need time to fully come together. Hints of smoke, licorice, new leather, cherry jam and pomegranate meld into the huge, creamy finish.

Dollops of Syrah and Petite Sirah round out the blend. The 2012 was done with about 26% whole clusters and aged for 33 months in French oak, around 27% new.

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Format Packaging Price Status
6x75cl OWC £3,600.00 In Bond View
6x75cl OWC £3,600.00 In Bond View
6x75cl OWC £3,600.00 In Bond View
6x75cl OWC £3,600.00 In Bond View
6x75cl OWC £3,600.00 In Bond View