Veuve Clicquot 2012 La Grande Dame Brut Yayoi Kusama Artist Label/Gift Box
90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay | Alc: 12.5%
Veuve Clicquot 2012 La Grande Dame Brut Yayoi Kusama Artist Label/Gift Box – The iconic Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama, sends a cheerful message to the whole world by imagining a unique, joyful and colorful creation specifically made for Veuve Clicquot. Yayoi Kusama adorns the La Grande Dame 2012 case and bottle with her iconic symbols. The opulent flower symbolizes vital energy, love and celebration of life.
The polka dots, Yayoi Kusama’s signature patterns, are reworked like champagne bubbles to embody La Grande Dame 2012.
La Grande Dame 2012 blend is made mainly from grapes from historical Grands Crus vineyards, among the most prestigious in Champagne. Pinot Noir dominates the blend at 90%, magnified by 10% Chardonnay, with grapes from Aÿ, Verzenay, Verzy, Ambonnay, Bouzy. The 10% Chardonnay comes from the Grands Crus Avize and Mesnil-sur-Oger. Initial notes of white ﬂowers on the nose, such as jasmine, honeysuckle and vine ﬂowers can be felt and then opens with fruitier nuances of apple, pear and peach. A few notes of fresh almond and frangipane complete the bouquet. In the mouth, the cuvée reveals more complex aromas: dried apricot, hazelnuts, honey and sugar candy. Silky textures give the wine its personality, elegance and character. The aging has imparted particular depth and power to the wine.
Serve 50-54 degrees
“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.” 95 Pts – Wine Spectator
“One of the more successful outings for this outstanding cuvée.” 96 Pts – Decanter
“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.” 96 Pts – Wine Enthusiast
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