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Black Hills Estate

Past Vintages

All past vintages are sold out. For tasting notes, please click on the bottles below.

2012 Nota Bene

First Vintage: 1999
Bud Break: April 25, 2012
Veraison: August 14, 2012
Oak Regime: 80% French, 20% American
Barrel Age: 1/3 new barrel, 1/3 one year old, 1/3 two year old
Primary Coopers: Radoux, Le Roi, Alain Fouquet, Saury
Harvest Dates: October 12 to November 2, 2012
Bottling Dates: August 27-29, 2013
Final Blend: • 35% Cabernet Sauvignon • 57% Merlot • 8% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 14.5%
PDF Tasting Notes
“This vintage exhibits plum, dark cherry, violet and cassis on the nose. On the palate it is full bodied with great acid structure, showing flavours of black fruits and chocolate backed by a hint of coffee. This was a great vintage producing a more masculine wine than previous vintages. It has a long finish and is an age friendly wine that would pair well with grilled game meat and roasted vegetables.”
Graham Pierce, Winemaker
“A cool and humid spring started off the 2012 growing season which showed steady, concentrated growth in the vines. A lengthy dry spell followed, which enabled us to perfectly control the vigor and crop load in the vineyards. July and August brought us the desired temperatures and dry days which then extended far into the harvest season. One of the best years we have seen for flavour profiles, balanced ripeness and quality.”
Steve Carberry, Winegrower