2012 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut x Yayoi Kusama Special Edition - 6x75cl
19B2VCGD6PK _ 2012 - Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut x Yayoi Kusama Special Edition - 6x75cl
  • Colour Champagne_Sparkling
  • Producer Veuve Clicquot
  • Region Champagne
  • Grape Pinot Noir / Chardonnay
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now

2012 - Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut x Yayoi Kusama Special Edition - 6x75cl

  • Colour Champagne_Sparkling
  • Producer Veuve Clicquot
  • Region Champagne
  • Grape Pinot Noir / Chardonnay
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £860.58 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £700.00 In Bond
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  • Antonio Galloni, November 2020, Score: 93

    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. Drink 2027-2042.

  • Wine Spectator, November 2020, Score: 95

    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. Disgorged September 2019. Drink now through 2030.

  • Essi Avellan MW, November 2020, Score: 95-97

    Yayoi Kusama’s bubbly (or rather polka dotty) design contributes, but wow, what a wine the 2012 edition is! The ’new’ La Grande Dame was first created by chef de cave Dominique Demarville in 2008 as almost a blanc de noirs. But for the 2012 (an excellent harvest, a real contender to the 2008) La Grande Dame they have managed to further fine-tune its precision and purity.

  • Wine Enthusiast, November 2020, Score: 96

    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.

Producer

Veuve Clicquot

A Champagne House is eventually judged on the quality of its Brut Non Vintage. It is in the making of such a wine that the true Art of Champagne blending reveals itself. This is an art in which the House of Veuve Clicquot excels. Our Brut Yellow Label reflects the superb vineyards we own and the consistent nature of our House style. The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, whi...Read more

A Champagne House is eventually judged on the quality of its Brut Non Vintage. It is in the making of such a wine that the true Art of Champagne blending reveals itself. This is an art in which the House of Veuve Clicquot excels. Our Brut Yellow Label reflects the superb vineyards we own and the consistent nature of our House style. The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, while a touch of Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse essential in a perfectly balanced wine.Read less

Region

Champagne

Champagne, the world's greatest sparkling wine, needs little introduction - with imitations produced in virtually every country capable of growing grapes, including such unlikely candidates as India and China. The Champagne region, to the north of Paris, has the most northerly vineyards in France, with vines grown on slopes with a southerly exposure to maximise sunlight. The soil is chalky, providing an excellent balance of drainage and water retention. The key to the wine is in the cellar - the bubbles result from a second fermentation in the bottle and the rich toasty flavours in great Champagne come from extended bottle ageing on the yeasty lees. Until the eighteenth century, the wines produced in the Champagne area were light acidic white wines, with no hint of sparkle. However glass and closure technology developed at that time and it was not long before Dom Perignon, a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Hautvilliers, started experimenting with blends and produced the first recognisable champagne. In a world accustomed to still wines, the advent of champagne was almost a flop. It was saved when it became fashionable at the French court as a result of Louis XV's mistress Madame de Pompadour commenting "Champagne is the only wine that lets a woman remain beautiful after she has drunk it." And the rest is history, with famous (or infamous) champagne lovers including Casanova, Dumas, Wagner, Winston Churchill, James Bond and Coco Chanel.