2012 Louis Brochet "Alain" Millesime Brut Champagne SKU #1356640


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Tasting Notes

A family owned grower Champagne based in the village of Ecueil, Louis Brochet was founded in the 18th century by matriarch Marie Arsène Brochet who personally selected the vines used for massal selection. The first Brochet label appeared in 1881. According to the winery, the 2012 Millesime Brut is 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay and shows "bright pale gold colour with silvery-green highlights; good effervescence with nice lively, fine bubbles that rise in plumes. The nose is generous, infused with subtlety and delicacy. It opens with aromas of white fruit, quickly yielding to notes of citrus fruit, or exotic fruit. Aeration brings greater maturity with dried fruit, grilled and toasty notes, culminating in a background revealing acacia fragrances with light honey accents. This nose is beautifully complex. The mouthfeel is bold and nicely crisp, it charms with its pleasant freshness, giving it pep, even an ethereal character, and with its generosity."

Staff Reviews

  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a great newly arrived vintage from Louis Brochet! Initially, it has a white flower nose that quickly sends forth some green apple and Anjou pear scents with just a hint of underlying honey. On the palate, medium weight, with green and yellow fruits and a hint of tangerine. Long, lingering finish that is clean with crisp minerality. This one stands tall with the best vintages of Louis Brochet!


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