Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 con estuche
La Grande Dame rinde homenaje a Madame Clicquot que solía decir: "Nuestras uvas negras dan los mejores
vinos blancos". Este champagne es "la gloria de la Pinot noir". La Grande Dame 2012 respeta la visión de Madame Clicquot a ultranza, usando alrededor de un 90% de esta variedad desde la añada 2008, Para elaborar este clásico, se han empleado, principalmente, las uvas procedentes de Grands Crus históricos de la bodega.
La Grande Dame 2012 es la añada número 23 desde 1972, año en que Veuve Clicquot lanzó su primera cuvée de prestigio para celebrar el bicentenario de la casa. En esta edición, el diseño ha corrido a cargo de la prestigiosa artista japonesa Yayoi Kusama.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
A generous golden colour betrays the dominance of Pinot Noir in the blend; this theme thereafter maintained by the aromatics of fig, wild strawberries and the Mirabelle plums; behind that, jasmine, red apples and a distant whi of woodsmoke. Engaging already, in other words. One’s impressions are confirmed and amplified on the palate, with the aspiration voiced by chef de caves, 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 - Simon Field MW.
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. Drink from 2022
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
Rich, savoury, complex nose, yet still youthful. Buttered toast and lemon curd. Fresh and firm
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. I would cellar the 2012 for at least a few years, as it is nowhere near ready to drink. - Antonio Galloni.
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. Drink or hold.