Wine Spectator: "Rich, with toasty notes of grilled nut and blackberry tart, this creamy Champagne is finely knit and vibrant, enlivened by a firm frame of citrusy acidity and a minerally underpinning. Disgorged February 2018. Drink now through 2027." Dec 2019
Winery: "Grand Vintage 2012, the House’s 74th vintage stands out for its maturity, complexity and charisma. Grand Vintage 2012 is evocative of the transition from spring to summer, a certain gentleness accompanied by freshness and harmony.
COLOR: Bright pale yellow, with green reflections and a fine, persistent bead.
BOUQUET: A fresh bouquet: the first hints of fresh white flowers evolve toward notes of pastry, sweet and blond, punctuated with nuances of fresh walnut, hazelnut and rusk. In accompaniment are notes of crisp, just-ripe fruits, with aromas of pear, white peach and nectarine.
PALATE: A harmonious palate: the first impression is harmonious, supple and fluid. Then the texture unfolds, as soft as cashmere. The initial sweetness gradually gives way to a more acidic structure which extends and persists to create a final note of tanginess with a hint of iodine underscored by an appetizing nuance of pink grapefruit.