Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne 2012

Original Price $92.99
Current Price $78.97

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92pts Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator: "Sleek acidity frames this harmonious Champagne, with flavors of lemon curd and crushed blackberry, accented by pistachio, anise and fleur de sel notes. Creamy and well-meshed, showing zesty drive on the finish. Disgorged August 2018. Drink now through 2027." Dec 2019

Winery: "In 1810, Madame Clicquot invented the first Vintage Champagne, in 2012 Veuve Clicquot declared the 66th vintage of the Maison. With grapes exclusively from Grands and Premiers Crus, Pinot Noir dominates the blend (51%) and provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, followed by Chardonnay (34%) that adds finesse and elegance essential in a perfectly balanced wine, and then Meunier (15%) that rounds out the blend. The uniqueness of the Vintage 2012 lies in the addition of 11% of wines aged in large wooden casks (foudres), bringing strength and aromatic intensity. The cask-aged wines act as spices to the blend, bringing very lightly woody, vanilla and toasted aromas.

Vintage 2012 displays a bright yellow color with refined gold hints.
The nose is fresh, delicate and saline. Then, a whole new universe unveils. Juicy, candied or dried apricots set the tone. Enhanced with grilled, toasted notes, the nose evolves towards complex aromas of figs, dried fruits, honey, truffle and mocha, giving the wine its amplitude. On the other side, the wood, brings soft spices of vanilla and nutmeg.

On the palate, the attack is fresh and frank. Then appear the first aromas of fruits with mirabelle tart, candied citrus and roasted pears notes. Finally, refreshing notes of green hazelnuts and almonds arise. The structure, signature of the vintage cuvée, is angular and complete, and the Pinot Noir plays its full role of foundation.

Vintage 2012 was created to enhance an elegant and sophisticated gastronomy. From both land and sea, noble regional products such as quail, veal, crawfish or even gourmet smoked scallops, will pair perfectly with this wine."

Bottle 750ml                                           
Varietal 51% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier
Alcohol  12%
Region Champagne, France
Original Price $92.99
Current Price $78.97

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