The 2012 Blanc de Noirs is 100% Pinot Noir sourced from the villages of Ay, Mareuil-sur-Ay, and is only made in exceptional years. This Champagne is very vineyard driven, powerful, yet polished and refined. Charles Philipponnat thinks the 2012 vintage at Philipponnat is the best of this lifetime. This Champagne is a great value as well, and the only bottles available in the USA!
Antonio Galloni 92 pts! The 2012 Extra-Brut Blanc de Noirs is a gorgeous mid-tier Champagne that shows just how compelling this vintage is. Bright and finely cut, the Blanc de Noirs has so much to offer. Lifted aromatics and nuanced fruit meld together in an impeccably balanced Champagne that bristles with energy. For this cuvée, Philipponnat blends fruit from sites with both south and north-facing exposures for maximum complexity. Dosage is 4.25 grams per liter. Disgorged: May, 2018.