We have a few cases of this top-effort new release from RL Legras, and these are the last bottles we are able to offer at this pricing. A great bottle made with the very best fruit they have in Chouilly, this is a spectacular bottle and one of the best buys for grand cru vintage Champagne right now.
After years of being told that there would be no Saint Vincent for the 2012 vintage from Legras, we were naturally surprised when they told us it was available. Either they had a change of heart after realizing the potential of the 2012 vintage, or it was part of the plan all along; we will know when we talk to the owner again, hopefully soon. Regardless this is a legendary Cuvee among the Champagne Savvy and is available at a fantastic price for a Tete de Cuvee of this caliber. The last Saint Vincent was the 2008 vintage; before that, it was 1996. Both of these have been unavailable for quite some time, making 2012 a worthy and welcome addition. This is a stunning Cuvee from Legras and shows their profound and precise style made with the best Chardonnay that they own. 2012 carries that breadth from the previous impressive bottlings and flawlessly displays the vintage. It is a powerhouse with a serious depth of fruit, tons of dry extract, a touch of brioche, great focus, precision, refined bubbles, and fantastic freshness and minerality. If you enjoyed the 2012 Presidence from Legras, which was stunning, this is a clear step above and is just a fantastic buy for Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs. We are an importer for Legras, and we have the only bottles available of the 2012 St. Vincent in the USA available at this low winery direct pricing. This is a serious Champagne that competes with bottles twice the price and is not a Champagne to miss.