Palmer & Co. Vintage 2012 (Champagne, France) - [DM 98] [W&S 94] [WA 93+] [WS 93]

Palmer & Co. Vintage 2012
(Champagne, France) - [DM 98] [W&S 94] [WA 93+] [WS 93]


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DM98 W&S94 WA93+ WS93
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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:
Vintage 2012 is a champagne of rare complexity, with a delicate fruit-scented nose of pear and white peach, and slightly smoky aromas, with notes of spices (vanilla and cinnamon). The wine charms the palate with its notes of Panettone (hazel nuts, candied orange). It stands out for its fullness and excellent balance. Suave in character, and ending with a pronounced freshness. A great vintage with a high cellaring potential.

Food Pairing:
Excellent as an aperitif. Paris well with finely sliced Bellota ham, smoked salmon, chicken and spring vegetable samosas, grilled red mullet, assorted cheese and red berry fruit zabaglione.

Ratings & Reviews:

98 Points - Decanter Magazine:
“Nougat, pine nuts, almond and verbena on the nose; grip and a phenolic subtext, slate and stone fruit; rigor and potential tease us with a beguiling persuasion. A complete wine with exceptional length.” (7/7/2021)

94 Points - Wine & Spirits:
"Palmer focuses its vintage wine on parcels in the premier and grand cru villages of the Montagne de Reims—the villages where the original founding growers were based. And this wine shows the concentration and supple ripeness of the 2012 harvest. All the fruit sweetness and acidity is integrated into a high-wire act of chalk-dusted tension, lasting on scents of Meyer lemon zest, spicy cider apple and undertones of earthy complexity. It feels complete and well suited to long aging." (Dec 2019)

93+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Palmer's 2012 Brut Vintage continues to show beautifully, wafting from the glass with notes of citrus oil, buttered toast, smoke and crisp green orchard fruit. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a tightly wound core, tangy acids and a pretty pinpoint mousse, it's long and penetrating, concluding with a chalky finish. This is evolving very gracefully and will be even better with more time in the cellar: it's one of the finest vintage releases I've tasted from this address.." - William Kelley (9/23/2021)

93 Points - Wine Spectator:
"This expressive Champagne is laced with exotic notes of fresh ginger, jasmine and lime blossom, with a toasty edge of grilled nut to the black cherry and nectarine fruit flavors. Firm and well-knit, offering a lingering finish. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Drink now through 2034. 42 cases imported." - AN (12/15/2019)

17 / 20 Points - Jancis Robinson:
"A champagne that triumphed in the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards. 100% from grand and premier cru vineyards. 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 5% Meunier aged on lees for five years. Disgorged 9 May 2018. Dosage 7 g/l. Tasted blind. Light coppery gold colour. Very persistent bead. Smells sweet, almost candified. But this is very nicely balanced by citrus acidity. Reminds me of Dom Pérignon! Lightly reductive and rather beautifully balanced." (7/7/21)