- Arguably the most famous champagne brand in the world
- A bright and fresh vintage style rated 93 points by Tyson
- Pinot noir dominant champagne from 50 to 60 grand crus
This champagne is a favourite for gifts. Bring one of these bottles to the table and be an instant hit of the party. Gift a bottle and enjoy the appreciation.
Dominique Demarville admires the 2012 season for bringing the full-bodied style that he is looking for in his vintage cuvée, with greater complexity than 2008. He vinified 11 percent in foudres to bring structure to the signature crispness and brightness of the harvest.
Veuve Clicquot’s vintage cuvées sing to the melodies of their seasons, and its 66th release plays a much deeper tune than the 2008 before it, while confidently hitting pitch-perfect high notes. It’s layered with a panoply of citrus, stone fruits and red berries, to a rich backing track of lees-derived toasted brioche and spice.
A subtle note of bitter grip and firm texture in its newly disgorged guise are well massaged by the fine, supple texture of more foudre-fermented components than ever. Long-lingering acidity and fine chalk minerality mark out a finish of excellent line and persistence. This is a vintage to drink while the euphoric soprano of 2008 contemplates its eternal endurance backstage. Tyson Stelzer