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Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut
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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: BC 105.99 BCLS AB 105.95 select private retailers Producer: Veuve Clicquot PonsardinDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 508614UPC: 3049614186844