ready-keep2012 Champagne Veuve Clicquot, La Grande Dame, Yayoi Kusama Label, Brut

Product: 2012-0750-01-8229616
  • Vinous
  • Jancis Robinson
  • Ready, but will keep


I remember thinking the ‘08 was really good with exciting potential, but if you tuck the 2012 away in the cellar, this might one day be as good if not better. The nose is energetic and provides beautifully defined aromas of baked bread, orchard fruit and wonderful minerality. The palate is tightly knit and there is a considerable amount of acidity on show which admittedly requires time to settle down and better integrate. The palate is equally as intense with flavours of apples, citrus, lemon sherbet, mandarins and orchard fruits. It feels well-made and all of the elements are there to suggest it will be a particularly long-lived prestige Cuvée. Excellent. It just requires a bit of patience.

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{ratings} [] Vinous:: 93/100
[] Jancis Robinson:: 17.5/20
Bottle Price 75 cl $1,300.00