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2012 Georges Laval Champagne Brut Nature Les Longues Violes

Pinot Meunier

  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 2026 - 2032 (Edit)
CT94 6 reviews
2012
Label borrowed from 2013
2013

Community Tasting Notes 5

  • LW31 Likes this wine:

    November 14, 2021 - Second time with this one. Coming off as a bit bigger and broader than on release. It has lost some elegance but is still a remarkable and pure wine. Definitely not worth the price though, I'm afraid to say.

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    November 12, 2021 - La Fete: Lunch w/Vincent Laval (Frenchette): Interesting - there's more age here than I would have expected between the '12 and '13. More brioche and lemon. Very elegant and fresh. Reminds me a lot of a rockface. Very nice.

  • hprphf wrote: 94 points

    March 26, 2021 - Disgorged 16 Jan 2019, brut nature. The nose is wonderful, full of flint fruit and energy, some aged notes, stony minerality. Intense and sour palate opens up with some air, very focused, sharp and directional. 94

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  • Burgundy Al wrote: 96 points

    November 9, 2019 - La Fête du Champagne Grand Tasting (Pier Sixty - New York NY): Walk around tasting. Mostly Pinot Noir, some Meunier. Floral and spice start with a complex array of berry aromas and flavors. Brilliant textures, this starts out rich and fleshy, then finishes leaner and brighter through an amazingly long finish. One of the best Champagnes I have had in a long time. My first real experience with Laval, and I am thrilled with these wines, especially in context of their low/zero dosage. This wine truly stunned me, but then I was told its price.

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  • aquacongas Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 4, 2018 - Very rare and especially expensive bottle, very young. In the nose wild, expressive, herbals and spicy, in palate still not balanced, too much acidity and the reluctant fruit (pear, green apple) is not completely integrated. I miss density and purity. Maybe we need time, but I would prefer his brut nature cumieres. 92+

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2020, Issue #87, Recently- Tasted Champagne And Sparkling Wines Spring 2020

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Georges Laval
  • Varietal Pinot Meunier
  • Designation Brut Nature
  • Vineyard Les Longues Violes
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (8%)
  • In Cellars 57 (63%)
  • Consumed 26 (29%)

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