Introducing two limited release Champagnes to toast over 175 years of winemaking excellence. We have re-ignited our love affair with France, a special place for Penfolds, where winemaker Max Schubert was inspired to create Grange. In partnership with highly acclaimed champagne Thiénot, Penfolds instigated hands-on involvement throughout the tirage storage to create an extraordinary 2012 Lot 2 Blanc de Blancs and the 2012 Lot 3 Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru Champagnes.
Please specify your interest in Lot 2, Lot 3 or both.
Harmonious ascent of citrus (primarily lemon zest) intermingled with wafts of subtle florals (white lily). From the patisserie – just-baked madeleine, a hint of nuttiness (fresh almond) and scents of light honey. Hints of barley sugar/confectionary mingle with delicate white and yellow stone fruits.
Linear and defined. All engulfed by an ethereal, softened and almost fairy floss caress. Notes of Citron Givré or panacotta/vanilla pod? Or both? Certainly accompanied by a whisked light cream. A measured generosity of flavour with a suggestion of varietal savouriness and regional chalk. The complete Blanc de Blancs package.
Champagne Thiénot x Penfolds Lot 3 – 175
2012 Grand Cru Champagne
Blanc de Noirs
An immediate lift of nuttiness – more pistachio than almond in derivation. Wafts of dried fruits aromatically verge towards that of a freshly assembled potpourri of dried flowers. Puzzlingly marmalade and cumquat high notes bely variety. A (Pinot-driven?) cold lamb fat savouriness restores cépage legitimacy.
Ripe yet delicate. Upon pouring – the faintest suggestion of coffee bean. Upon sitting – crème anglaise lightly laced with dried apricot, wild raspberry. Upon waiting – ‘softened’/desirable phenolics prevail – inducing a defined finish with grip and panache. Refreshingly long-lasting in mouth. Complete.