Penfolds Thienot Lot. 1-175 Champagne 2012 750mL

Penfolds Thienot Lot. 1-175 Rare Champagne 2012 750mL

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Penfolds Thienot Lot. 1-175 Rare Champagne 2012 750mL

Penfolds Thienot Lot. 1-175 Champagne 2012 750mL - Introducing a limited release Champagne to toast 175 years of winemaking endeavours. We have re-ignited our love affair with France, a special place for Penfolds, where winemaker Max Schubert was inspired to create Grange. Partnered with Thiénot, a respected player in the world of Champagne, Penfolds instigated hands-on involvement throughout the tirage storage to create an extraordinary 2012 Chardonnay Pinot Noir Cuvée.

A Champagne worthy of celebrating our past, present, and future. Rare Penfold collector's item and you have a limited chance to secure this bottle as only a few bottles remain.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION Origin: Champagne, France. Vineyard Regions; Vertus (25%), Verzenay (15%), Mesnil-sur-Oger (15%), Tauxieres (15%), Aÿ (10%), Cramant (10%), Cumières (5%), Avenay Val d’Or (5%). Disgorge Date: 15 October 2018. Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 12.5%, Acidity: 6.7g/L, pH: 3.02, Dosage: 4g/L, MLF: 100%. Variety: 50% Chardonnay (Vertus, Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant), 50% Pinot Noir (Verzenay, Tauxieres, Aÿ, Cumières, Avenay Val d’Or).

Availability: Available
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Penfolds Thienot Lot. 1-175 Champagne 2012 750mL - Apart from a few days of extremely cold weather in early February, it would be fair to say that Champagne benefitted from a mild, if not rather wet, 2011/2012 winter. The weather then proceeded to warm up very quickly, creating an almost summer-like March (i.e. sunny, warm and dry). On average, budburst occurred at the end of March, approximately two weeks earlier than usual. Cold conditions returned in April, with temperatures falling below 0°C across ten nights. Dry conditions assisted to limit damage, although spring frosts still destroyed a part of the crop, particularly during the nights of April 16th and 17th. From May until mid-July, the weather remained cool and wet, which slowed the growth of the vines. August delivered terrific weather. Perfect warm and dry conditions during the last weeks of ripening paved the way for a relaxed harvest of sound and impressive fruit. Optimal levels of ripeness were availed and picking commenced on 12th September. Although the 2012 harvest was not huge, it will certainly set a new benchmark and a legacy of long-lived wines.

Penfolds Thienot Lot. 1-175 Champagne 2012 750mL: Colour An inviting pale straw hue, not quite yet revealing or reflecting expectant tints of yellow/gold.

Nose An immediate statement, perhaps proclamation – at once alluring, rich, opulent, majestic. Complex yet pure. Where to start? Outdoors – subtle fresh tobacco leaf, freshly cut hay, unfurled honeysuckle. Indoors – scents of crème brûlée, pomme au four, toffee-apple. Sitting in glass – Chalk/Champagne/Classic.

Palate Even and assured all the way across palate. Tension on finish. Contentment thereafter. A fruited-sweet attaque ... and then that seductive acidity – not camouflaged by a dosage at only 4 g/L. Moreover delicate, not minimalist. Faintly recognisable pecan and Brazil nut, apple and spice. Refreshingly expressive. Complete. Pure. Latent.

More Information
GTIN 9310297017010
Price / Unit Bottle
Bottle/Glass Size 750mL
ABV% 12
Brand Penfolds
Varietal Chardonnay Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier
Country of Manufacture Australia
Region South Australia
Limited Edition Yes
Exclusive to MyBottleShop Yes
Members Only Yes
Vintage 2012
Box Yes
Collector Rating 4
Condition New
Closure Cork
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