2012 was one of the most challenging and complicated years ever experienced in Champagne. However, difficult conditions often lead to great things. Due to the unpredictable weather, the low yields and continental conditions towards the end of the season gave us exceptional levels of maturity, resulting in rich, full-bodied and structured wines worthy of the most outstanding vintages in Champagne.
Rich and complex aromas with notes of zesty and candied fruit (lemon) mingled with pollen (white flowers), roasted hazelnut and Madagascar vanilla. After aeration, the bouquet develops rich notes of fresh pastries and smoky notes from bottle ageing.
A delicious, concentrated and chalky palate. It shows incredible tension and perfectly honed aromatic precision. The attack is powerful, distinctive and concentrated and reveals a silky, mouth-coating texture characteristic of the ripe Pinot noirs from the 2012 vintage.
98 Points - James Suckling
Such attractive, fresh, floral aromas here with fine bread, hints of white almonds and a lemon edge. White cherries and strong, chalky minerals, too. The palate has a very composed feel. Seamless and quite silky texture with effortless length and flow. Very fluid and composed. Very late, warming almond flavours. This is very long and smooth with a velvety finish. Super long pinot weight. Resolved and drinkable, but will age so well.