2012 pierre peters, les chetillons cuvee speciale blanc de blancs
Why We're Buying
While Pierre Péters has six generations of winemaking tradition, the Champagne house has only skyrocketed in prominence over the last decade. It has captured the attention of critics and investors alike with its ultra-refined and sophisticated cuvées. Les Chetillons Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut is a high point for the estate and among the most coveted blanc de blancs in the world.
The 2012 Brut Cuvée Spéciale Les Chétillons is just as impressive as it was earlier this year, although it appears to have shut down a touch since then. That is not a problem, though, as readers should not be thinking of opening a bottle anytime soon. Bright, creamy and explosive, the 2012 packs a serious punch. It is also painfully austere and in need of cellaring. Readers who can find the 2012 should not hesitate, as it is truly special. Dosage is 4.7 grams per liter. Disgorged: January, 2019
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Wafting from the glass with aromas of lemon oil, confit citrus, pastry cream and warm bread, the 2012 Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Spéciale Les Chétillons is full-bodied, muscular and concentrated, with a tight-knit core, racy acids and a long, searingly chalky finish. The wine's depth and structure are typical of the vintage and make for a very serious Les Chétillons that will reward extended bottle age.