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2012 Veuve Clicquot Vintage Champagne La Grande Dame 750ml

Located in New York

$199.99

SKU 175524 Category
The 2012 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame sparkles with precision and playful energy, emblematic of a year that brought forth Champagnes of exceptional clarity and structure. This vintage, primarily composed of Pinot Noir, radiates with a robust structure and an effervescent zest that highlights its exquisite blend. Opening with delicate floral aromas of jasmine and honeysuckle, it quickly reveals deeper, vibrant layers of ripe apple, pear, and peach, accented by a touch of fresh almond and frangipane. The palate dives into more intricate flavors of dried apricot and hazelnuts, enriched by honey and sugar candy, crafting a profile that is both complex and harmoniously balanced. With a finish that lingers elegantly, offering whispers of minerality and a refreshing crispness, the 2012 La Grande Dame stands out as a vibrant, yet gracefully matured Champagne, promising great potential for aging and destined to enchant the palates of collectors and connoisseurs alike.
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WE96
WS95
JS94
VM93

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Aromas of lime zest, lemon and brioche follow through to a full body with a round, creamy texture, fine bubbles and a delicious finish. Direct and focused 2012. Lots of elegance and energy in this.
JS94April 2021
With a slight preponderance of Pinot Noir in the blend, this wine is rich and impressive. It is still young, with a crisp edge that makes the fruit shine. Apple and citrus flavors are integrated into a mineral vein. *#3 Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2020* 
WE96December 2020
Fine and graceful, this dances across the palate with its bright, well-defined freshness and detailed flavors of Mandarin orange, toast point, crème de cassis and minerally oyster shell. Subtle in its intensity, with all the pieces seamlessly knit into an elegant whole. 
WS95December 2020
The 2012 La Grande Dame is terrific. In fact, it is one of the finest recent Grande Dames I can remember tasting. Vibrant and tense, the 2012 exudes energy. At this stage, the natural richness of the 2012 vintage is hidden behind the wine's bright, salivating acids. Green apple, pear, mint and white pepper add a brilliant aromatic top register.
VM93November 2020
A generous golden colour betrays the dominance of Pinot Noir in the blend; this theme thereafter maintained by aromatics of fig, wild strawberries and Mirabelle plums; behind that, jasmine, red apples and a distant whiff of woodsmoke. Engaging already, in other words. One’s impressions are confirmed and amplified on the palate, with the aspiration voiced by both chef de caves Dominique and Didier, to allow the ‘cooler’ Pinot Noir sites full rein. This is eloquently evidenced by a subtle and deftly textured structure, the primary fruit notes of nectarine and citrus peel underscored by a richer, still somewhat reticent, core, darker and more savoury of intent and oh, so subtle at the moment. I have every confidence that this characteristic will come into its own over the longer term and mark the 2012 as one of the more successful outings for this outstanding cuvée. 
DC96October 2020

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The 2012 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame sparkles with precision and playful energy, emblematic of a year that brought forth Champagnes of exceptional clarity and structure. This vintage, primarily composed of Pinot Noir, radiates with a robust structure and an effervescent zest that highlights its exquisite blend. Opening with delicate floral aromas of jasmine and honeysuckle, it quickly reveals deeper, vibrant layers of ripe apple, pear, and peach, accented by a touch of fresh almond and frangipane. The palate dives into more intricate flavors of dried apricot and hazelnuts, enriched by honey and sugar candy, crafting a profile that is both complex and harmoniously balanced. With a finish that lingers elegantly, offering whispers of minerality and a refreshing crispness, the 2012 La Grande Dame stands out as a vibrant, yet gracefully matured Champagne, promising great potential for aging and destined to enchant the palates of collectors and connoisseurs alike.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 16 in
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