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Veuve Clicquot Vintage Bruttext

Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut 2012

Champagne, France2012 is the 66th Vintage release of Veuve Clicquot since Madame Clicquot first launched it in 1810. It was released in 2019, with a blend of 12 Grand and Premier Cru sites, with 51% Pinot Noir laying the foundation for the structure of this full flavoured champagne, joined by 34% chardonnay for the finesse and elegance, and finished off with 15% Pinot Meunier to rounds out the blend. Interestingly in 2012, about 11% of wines were aged in foudres (large wooden casks), adding strength and aromatic intensity, in effect spicing the fruit with a hint of vanilla toasted wood. Most drinkers will hardly notice the wood-aged wine given the freshness and power of this blend. Unique as vintage should be, it has an underlying power that screams Veuve Clicquot. I love the pear and hazelnut flavours, creamy texture, and the persistent saline, seawater finish. Impressive and should have little problem ageing through 2025.Tasted: 01 November 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
AB$105.95750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Veuve Clicquot PonsardinDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 508614UPC: 3049614186844