Veuve Clicquot Gold Label Vintage 2012

  • Type: White
  • Producer: Veuve Clicquot
  • Varietal: Sparkling
  • Country: France
  • Region: Champagne
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D7610
Special Price $94.95 Regular Price $110.95
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SKU
D7610
Veuve Clicquot Gold Label Vintage 2012 is available to buy in increments of 1

"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."

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 is the expression of a prodigious harvest, despite an extremely challenging climate throughout the year. 

- Producer Notes 

92 pts 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.

92 pts Wine Enthusiast

This is a vintage very much in the producer’s style. It is soft, with a dosage that gives baked-apple flavors as well as acidity. Both need to come together in this young wine. Its dosage will allow it to age well into a toasty old age.

91 pts Decanter

Floral, pepper and raspberry bouquet. Crunchy and lively in the mouth with red fruits, steely grip and a supple long finish. Good ageing potential.
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