2012 Piper-Heidsieck Vintage Brut

Year: 2012
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 93+
Jeb Dunnuck: 93
Wine Enthusiast: 93
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%


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"A crowd-pleasing example, showing overall balance and integration, with lightly mouthwatering acidity and a creamy texture married to an appealing mix of white cherry, almond biscotti, lemon curd and anise flavors. A lovely streak of spicy minerality drives the long finish. Drink now through 2027. 8,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported. -AN" (WS)

"Unfurling in the glass with incipiently complex aromas of citrus oil, wheat toast, fresh peach and crisp orchard fruit, the newly released 2012 Vintage Brut is full-bodied, deep and tightly wound, with excellent concentration, racy acids and a fine mousse, concluding with a long and penetrating finish. Even though it's still a little reserved after its recent disgorgement." (WA)

"Based on 52% Pinot Noir and 48% Chardonnay, with 10 grams of dosage, the 2012 Champagne offers a beautifully layered, rich style with loads of brioche and orchard fruits, medium-bodied richness and depth, good acidity, and a clean finish. It's a layered, pure, classic Champagne that’s well worth seeking out. It’s a solid step up over the Cuvée Brut." (JD)

"Editors' Choice, A vintage wine, this hints of maturity while preserving a fresh core of balanced fruit and texture. Almost equally balanced between Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the wine brings together structure and minerality to sustain the fruit. Drink this Champagne from 2021. -Roger Voss " (WE)

Winery Notes:
The engaging Piper-Heidsieck Vintage 2012 immediately delights the palate with its luminous personality. It offers stellar freshness, crisp aromas, and the pronounced fruity nuances of Pinot Noir.

While ageing will let it fully express its plush summery temperament, the 2012 vintage already promises both a vibrant and a precise tasty experience.

Vintage: 2012:
Grape varieties: 48% Chardonnay, 52% Pinot Noir
Dosage: 10 g/L

Its golden robe recalls the sun’s glints gleaming over the Mediterranean Sea. The golden, crystalline bubbles of this lush vintage glow in the glass.

The initial nose delivers fresh citrus notes of lime or tangerine leaves, reminiscent of a summer on the Mediterranean shores. Its solar accents are then enhanced by warm, smoked notes. A touch of almond then offers a voluptuous, vivid vibrancy.

Notes of pomegranate and almond open with the expression of a plush texture of smoked tea or freshly harvested honey, the juice of ripe black cherry and blueberries. The long, silky finish is perfect both as a prelude or the accompaniment to a gourmet meal.