Veuve Clicquot Rose 2012 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
96 DE / 94 JS / 92 WS / 92 WE / 16.5+ JR
Gold Medal 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards
51% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier
Striking nose of white pepper, strawberry and red berries. Lovely orange fruit character, spicy grip, salinity and length. It’s superb now; it’ll be even better in a year or four. Bravo! - Decanter World Wine Awards
This is the 66th rosé from Veuve Clicquot since 1810. It is 51% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier, with 13% of red wine from Pinot Noir sourced in Bouzy. Elegant, smoky notes of griottes, red cherry, rose petal and red berries. Some hints of blood orange emerge from the glass with air. The natural richness of 2012 gives a vinous texture, brightness, and balance. Vibrant and lively finish with floral kisses and toast hints. Very elegant. Dosage: 8g/L. Drinking Window 2021 - 2040 - YC, Decanter
A rosé Champagne for red-wine drinkers, thanks to all the red-berry and earthy character, plus some rather serious tannins. The long finish is carried by a positive hint of bitterness. Pinot noir dominates the blend, of which 14% was red wine made specifically for this product. Drink or hold. - James Suckling
A crowd-pleaser for its fine balance and integration, offering a mouthwatering mix of wild strawberry and peach fruit, biscuit and salted almond flavors. Hints of anise, pink grapefruit zest and honey show on the creamy finish. Disgorged January 2019. Drink now through 2027. - AN, Wine Spectator
An attractive pale rosé color heralds a crisp, dry style of Champagne, ripe and now mature. Along with the structure and minerality that give the wine its shape and further potential, there is a hint of the toastiness to come. Drink the wine now, or even better, wait until 2021. - RV, Wine Enthusiast
Blend of 51% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier from premiers and grands crus villages with 11% still red from Bouzy. Aged on lees for five years including 11% oak-aged wines. Dosage 8 g/l.
Very bright orangey pale bronze. As with the current NV rosé, I get a hint of coconut. Fresh again, like the NV, and I suppose at this stage it doesn't taste all that much different from the NV rosé … just a little deeper-flavoured. Presumably it will reward ageing but it's certainly approachable now.
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