2012 Franck Bonville "Millesime" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne SKU #1302045

$39.99

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  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    5/11/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    From the Grand Cru of Avize, this Champagne is one of our first from this “miracle” vintage. Much like 2000 in Bordeaux, the Champenois had many problems during the 2012 growing season. After a golden autumn, the wines turned out to be fantastic, and I have never seen so many smiling facings in the region as when I visited to taste the 2012’s as vin-clair. This is a very rich blanc de blancs, with more body and substance than even the quite broad 2006’s. That being said, it is loaded with Avize chalk, and focuses very nicely on the finish. If you like the wines, stash some for the future, I have never tasted tired Bonville, and I have tasted back to the 1959!
    Drink from 2017 to 2042

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