2012 Leclerc Briant d’Avize

Champagne Blend - 750ML
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Decanter, August 2022

Smells fresh with lemon and soft floral scents. Delicate and refined, this is crips, sharp and piercing yet also layered and rich. Bitter lemon rind mixes with honeyed orange and some pie crust savoury elements to give...
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jebdunnuck.com, November 2023

The first release for this wine, the 2012 Champagne Chateau D'Avize Blanc De Blancs Extra Brut is the only wine from LeClerc Briant that’s made off-premises in Avize. It pours a bright youthful yellow color and has an...
VN 95

Vinous, November 2023

The 2012 Brut Zéro Château d'Avize is fragrant with its nose of toasted muffin, caramel, hay and marmite. The palate immediately shows beautiful, chalky depth and channels a certain sunny generosity with great freshness...


Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

The 2012 Leclerc Briant d’Avize is a remarkable Champagne blend that exemplifies elegance and refinement. With its pale golden hue and delicate bubbles, this wine is a true delight for the senses. The nose is greeted with fresh aromas of lemon and soft floral scents, creating a vibrant and inviting bouquet.

On the palate, the 2012 Leclerc Briant d’Avize showcases a perfect balance between crispness and richness. It is sharp and piercing, yet also layered and complex. The initial flavors of bitter lemon rind are complemented by honeyed orange and subtle pie crust savory elements, adding depth and character to the wine.

While still showing its youthfulness, this Champagne blend exhibits a touch of woodiness that adds a hint of complexity. As the wine breathes in the glass, the flavors become even brighter and more expressive, revealing its true potential. It is thrillingly precise, dry, and crisp, showcasing the expertise of the winemaker.

Crafted from 100% grand cru grapes, the 2012 Leclerc Briant d’Avize is a testament to the exceptional quality of the terroir. The low dosage of 2g/L ensures a pure and authentic expression of the grapes, allowing the natural flavors to shine through.

This wine has received high praise from critics, with Decanter awarding it an impressive score of 96 points. According to their tasting note, this Champagne blend is a true masterpiece, with its delicate aromas, vibrant flavors, and exceptional precision. They suggest enjoying this wine between 2022 and 2038, allowing it to further develop and evolve over time.

In conclusion, the 2012 Leclerc Briant d’Avize is a white wine that embodies the essence of Champagne. Its refined character, complex flavors, and impeccable craftsmanship make it a truly exceptional choice for any wine enthusiast.