Champagne Palmer & Co. Grands Terroirs 2012 (Champagne, France) 1.5 L Magnum - [DM 94] [W&S 94] [WS 91]

Champagne Palmer & Co. Grands Terroirs 2012
(Champagne, France) 1.5 L Magnum - [DM 94] [W&S 94] [WS 91]


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About the Winery:
Founded in 1947 and established in Reims, Palmer & Co is an ultra-premium Champagne House with over 200 hectares (500 acres) of vineyards classified as Grand and Premier Crus in the Montagne de Reims area. The Palmer & Co wines mature in a maze of deep chalky galleries, remaining in contact with the lees for at least four years for Palmer Brut Reserve, six to eight years for the vintage cuvees and up to ten years or more for magnums and larger format bottles. Highly regarded for their excellence and elegance, the Palmer & Co cuvees are regularly distinguished in major international wine competitions and endorsed by Champagne experts.

About this Champagne:
Grande Terroirs is a premium cuvée which aims to showcase the top grand and premier sites of the Montagne de Reims.

Tasting Notes: The nose opens with notes of candied lemon, dried fruit, toasted pine nuts and caramelized hazelnuts. The aromas then evolve towards notes of honey, candied ginger and spiced pastries. The palate is both delicate and generous, marked by minerality and charming citrus aromas. Its silky texture offers a superb balance between generosity and tension.

Wine Composition: 49% Pinot Noir, 46% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol: 12%
Residual Sugar: 7 G/L
pH: 2.99
Total Acidity: 5

Ratings & Reviews:

94 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"Notes of dried fruit and candied lemon dance out of the glass, with aromas of fresh pastry and ginger spice. There’s also a distinctive toasted hazelnut element with a honeyed richness developing. Initial freshness is there, reflecting the lovely balance of this fine 2012 vintage, while textural creaminess evolves into toffee caramel on the generous, spicy finish. There’s more Pinot Noir (49%) in this blend, from the north-facing slopes of Verzenay and Mailly, and that’s helping the freshness, with the Villers-Marmery Chardonnay providing the silky, mid-palate richness. A difficult growing year with a very cold, wet spring and wet summer, was saved by sunny weather in the last couple of weeks before picking and resulted in a small, concentrated, ripe harvest, widely compared with top predecessors like 2002 and 1990. Tasted from magnum. Dosage: 7g/L. Disgorged: November 2020. 49% Pinot Noir from Mailly and Verzenay; 46% Chardonnay from Trépail and Villers-Marmery; 5% Meunier from Ludes, Chigny-les-Rosé and Rilly-la-Montagne." (Jun 2022)

94 Points - Wine & Spirits:
"Cool and zesty, the wine’s pale lemon fruit fully surrounds the vibrant tannic spice. The flavors have drive and intensity, promising a long life ahead.” ( Dec 2022)

91 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A bright Champagne, with up-front toasted brioche and smoked nut aromas underscoring flavors of ripe golden apple, poached raspberry and lemon meringue on the zesty palate that return to linger on the finish. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Tasted from magnum. Drink now through 2027. 5,000 cases made, 100 cases imported. – AN (Dec 2022)