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Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut 2012
$111.18 $83.95
Wine & Spirits 94
This focuses on red fruit (51 percent pinot noir, 15 percent meunier), with chardonnay providing the balance, all of it from premier or grand cru sites. A portion of the blend (11 percent) was aged in foudres, adding power to the wines structure without diminishing its scent of spring flowers, a sunny, floral note that contrasts the wines chalk cloud of minerality and its rich depths of flavor. A great vintage from  ... read more
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Size: 750mL (bubbly)
Alcohol by vol: 12.5%
Closure: Cork
Item ID: #43702
Location at store: 5e
Item Description
Wine & Spirits 94
This focuses on red fruit (51 percent pinot noir, 15 percent meunier), with chardonnay providing the balance, all of it from premier or grand cru sites. A portion of the blend (11 percent) was aged in foudres, adding power to the wines structure without diminishing its scent of spring flowers, a sunny, floral note that contrasts the wines chalk cloud of minerality and its rich depths of flavor. A great vintage from Clicquot, this is fresh, grand and giving.

Wine Enthusiast 92
This is a vintage very much in the producers 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.

Decanter 91
Floral, pepper and raspberry bouquet. Crunchy and lively in the mouth with red fruits, steely grip and a supple long finish. Good ageing potential.

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, trufffe 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 cuve, is angular and complete, and the Pinot Noir plays its full role of foundation. And so, with balance, the Vintage 2012 unveils a beautiful liveliness on the palate and refined pastry notes.
Pairs well with veal, crawfish, and smoked scallops.

Blend: 51% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier
About Veuve Clicquot
During the Napoleonic Wars, Madame Clicquot made strides in establishing her wine in royal courts throughout Europe, notably that of Imperial Russia, thus becoming the first Champagne house to ship Champagne through the blockade to Russia in 1811.[4] During this time, she also gave Champagne to the Prussian guards enforcing the blockade and the soldiers opened the champagne with their swords, so started the technique of sabring Champagne.[6] By the time she died in 1866 Veuve Clicquot had become both a substantial Champagne house and a respected brand. Easily recognised by its distinctive bright yellow labels, the wine holds a royal warrant from Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
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