Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2012
Vintage 2012 is the expression of a prodigious harvest, despite an extremely challenging climate. As with every Veuve Clicquot champagne, Pinot Noir dominates the blend (51%).
The uniqueness of the Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2012 remains in the addition of 11% wines aged in large oak casks (foudres), bringing strength and aromatic intensity. The dominance of Pinot Noir and the wooden touch deliver structure and character, trademark of the Veuve Clicquotâ€™s style.
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, truffle and mocha, giving the wine its amplitude. On the other side, the wood, brings soft spices of vanilla and nutmeg. On the palate, 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 cuvĂ©e, is angular and complete, and the Pinot Noir plays its full role of foundation. TheVintage 2012 unveils a beautiful liveliness on the palate and refined pastry notes.