2012 Vintage Brut

Grapes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Champagne
ABV 12%

Magnum. 70% Verzy Pinot Noir. Plus Chardonnay from Chouilly, east-southeast-facing. No malo because it was such a ripe harvest. Pale straw gold. Explosive nose. Rich and explosive. Lécaillon’s best Pinots since 1990, he says ('but both are beaten by 2018'). Lots to chew on. Tight but rich and generous on the mid palate at the moment. This may shut down, Lécaillon thinks. Drinking range: 2019 - 2032 Rating: 17+ Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jul 2019)

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70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. 16% of the wine goes through malolactic fermentation with 8% being vinified in oak casks. Bottle-aged for 4 years before being left to rest for a further 6 months after disgorging in order to attain perfect maturity. Dosage of 9 g/l. Tasting note: The subtle bouquet, on the first nose, opens out gradually to reveal spring-like notes of fresh citrus fruit (lemon tree rather than lemon fruit) combined with warm, almost smoky, mineral aromas, followed by notes of lightly toasted almonds, one of the signs of the ageing in oak foudres. The wine is wide, energetic and with talc-like chalkiness initially, gently coating the palate. It is both soft and rich with a full-bodied, silky mouthfeel. The finish is long and persistent. Winemaker's notes(Jun 2019)

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