A Champagne house of quality, Diebolt-Vallois has been a staple for Envoyer for years and continues to be one of our favorite growers in terms of price-quality. The 2012 Blanc de Blancs is another stunning bottle from this house taking a page out of their tete de cuvee Fleur de Passion's book of pinpoint purity and precision. The Chardonnay for this Cuvee is from the crus Cuis, Chouilly, and Epernay, with young vines from Cramant, entirely vinified in stainless steel, and finished with a low dosage. Champagne expert Richard Juhlin has given accolades to this Cuvee in almost every vintage going back to 1959, and 2012 gets top marks in our book. We recently tried the 2012, and is among the best young Millesime bottles we have tasted with incredible cut and minerality. Aromas of white flowers, stone fruits, citrus, brioche give way to precise mineral-driven apple, nougat, and tons of dry extract that lingers and stains the pallet yet leaves your taste buds refreshed and wanting more. A great bottle of Champagne in the making that can rival $100+ bottles of Blanc de Blancs.