Penfolds Thienot Lot. 1-175 Chardonnay Pinot Noir Cuvée 2012

Introducing a limited release Champagne to toast 175 years of winemaking endeavours. We have re-ignited our love affair with France, a special place for Penfolds, where winemaker Max Schubert was inspired to create Grange. Partnered with Thiénot, a respected player in the world of Champagne, Penfolds instigated hands-on involvement throughout the tirage storage to create an extraordinary 2012 Chardonnay Pinot Noir Cuvée. A Champagne worthy of celebrating our past, present and future.

It was in 1985 that Alain Thiénot founded the Champagne House bearing his name, drawing on the strength of his experience as a merchant and his privileged relations with the producers of the Champagne region. It was bold to accept this challenge in circles where the greatest names were made in the 18th century.  

Origin: Champagne, France. Vineyard Regions; Vertus (25%), Verzenay (15%), Mesnil-sur-Oger (15%), Tauxieres (15%), Aÿ (10%), Cramant (10%), Cumières (5%), Avenay Val d’Or (5%).

$269.00 each
$255 in any six

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Cellaring:

Drinking Well Now, But Will Improve With Time. Drinking Window Now - 2040.

Nose:

An immediate statement, perhaps proclamation – at once alluring, rich, opulent, majestic. Complex yet pure. Where to start? Outdoors – subtle fresh tobacco leaf, freshly cut hay, unfurled honeysuckle. Indoors – scents of crème brûlée, pomme au four, toffee-apple Sitting in glass – Chalk/Champagne/Classic.

Palate:

Even and assured all the way across palate. Tension on finish. Contentment thereafter. A fruited-sweet attaque ... and then that seductive acidity – not camouflaged by a dosage at only 4 g/L. Moreover delicate, not minimalist. Faintly recognisable pecan and Brazil nut, apple and spice. Refreshingly expressive. Complete. Pure. Latent.

Varietal Composition:

50% Chardonnay (Vertus, Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant), 50% Pinot Noir (Verzenay, Tauxieres, Aÿ, Cumières, Avenay Val d’Or).
Penfolds Thienot Lot. 1-175 Chardonnay Pinot Noir Cuvée 2012
$269.00 each
$255 in any six