2012 is the best vintage of Presidence we have tasted. After opening countless bottles and magnums, we have never been disappointed, and it is a Champagne that always seems to be getting better. R.L. Legras decided not to bottle their Tete de Cuvee St. Vincent in 2012, the same decision they made in 2002. Instead, they bottled all their old vine plots from the grand cru village of Chouilly in their Presidence Vielles Vignes. Was this the right decision? Maybe not, but you are getting the same wine as St. Vincent at about 30% less money. Incredible purity and expression of minerality that carries a very focused intensity but is so elegant and lingering. This is right there with the legendary 1996 St. Vincent and could even surpass it one day. Presidence is a stunning bottle of bubbles, and we work directly with R.L. Legras to bring you this excellent pricing on the only bottles available in the USA right now. We can't recommend this enough for fans of Blanc de Blancs, and it is one of our favorite Blanc de Blancs of the vintage.