Penfolds Thienot Lot. 1-175 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
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).
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.
|Country of Manufacture||Australia|
|Varietal||Chardonnay Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier|
|Price / Unit||Bottle|