Today I looked at a few potential blends or the 2012 vintage red wines. They have a character like a well-mannered, descrete lady. The vintage doesn't remind me of any recent Beechworth vintage that I know. Most recent years have been much more forceful. Even the recent cooler years like 2005 and 2010 immediately had a sparkling presence. This vintage may not be the one you pick up at the pub, but it might turn out to be the dinner guest that lubricates the wheels of conversation, and the one you wish you had invited more often.