Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd - No Same-day deliveries available
Checkout Allows Multi-Address
& Multi Person Drops
+
Same Day London Delivery
From £10.44
+
Free 2 Day Delivery
On £250+ or 6 bottles (UK Mainland)
+
Wrapping, Cards
& Messages
+
Worldwide Shipping
From £30.00
+
In Bond Sales
Store with us or Transfer
+
Average Review Score: 4.9
* * * * *
Average Review Score: 4.9
* * * * *
Taittinger Brut Vintage 2012

Taittinger Brut Vintage 2012

Taittinger Brut Vintage 2012

Taittinger Brut Vintage 2012 Overview

-
Magnums are still available

Originally known as Forest-Fourneaux with history dating back to 1734 and in 1932 Pierre Taittinger bought the House and the Taittinger label was born. A century of incredible growth saw Taittinger become one of the biggest producers and today is one of the last big independent, family-owned Houses. Pierre-Emmanuel retired in 2019 and was succeeded as President by his daughter Vitalie. They own 288-hectares of vineyards and the Taittinger style is the high percentage of Chardonnay. In 2017 Taittinger received two environmental accreditations: the ‘Viticulture Durable en Champagne’ (Sustainable vine-growing in Champagne) and the Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE – High environmental sustainability.)

Taittinger produce a vintage champagne only when the harvest has been of exceptional quality. Their Brut Vintage is always a blend of juice exclusively from the first pressing of the grapes and is aged for four years in the cellars, allowing the aromas to mature slowly and the length and complexity of the wine to develop. It consists of Chardonnay from Grand Crus of the Côte des Blancs and Pinot Noir from Grand Crus of the Montagne de Reims and the Vallée de la Marne.

Weather: The 2012 weather has been hallmarked by many as very challenging but has created some stunning Champagne. Relatively low yields due to various weather conditions throughout the year. The winter months brought some frosts and hail which damaged the early stages of bud burst. August and September were very warm and this helped rescue and give the grapes a stunning maturity.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru | Pinot Noir: Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne | Chardonnay: Côte des Blancs
Grape Varieties: 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay
Ageing: 6 years on the lees
Disgorged: 2017
Dosage: 9 g/l
Drink: Now to 2028

Tasting Note: Pale radiant yellow with an abundance of fine bubbles rising to form a delicate persistent necklace. The first impression on the nose combines flintiness with yeasty bread aromas. This quickly gives way to a fine, intense, sweet fruitiness, of crystallized fruit scents of lemon and mandarin with a flowery touch of acacia honey. On the palate, the fruity attack is sublimely fresh and rich. The mid-palate is balanced, structured and smooth, releasing flavours of sugared pink grapefruit. The exceptional intensity of the finish is long, generous and complex.
Champagne Taittinger History
+
Expert Reviews
17/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Very pale lemon and an urgent mousse with a very fine bead. Cool, lime sherbet nose. Lots of energy here. This tastes as though it either has less dosage or more acidity than some recent vintages. Good depth of flavour. Already a pleasure to drink. Tight-knit and a hint of something floral. Very clean. Should develop further but there's no absolute need to age it further. ”
90 → 93/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Overt and soft ripe apple and yellow plum nose with light toastiness pushing through. Fruity, round, vigorous palate, still a bit tight and reserved. Soft, cushiony mousse and persistent length finishing off with fine touch of minerality. ”
92/100
Stephan Reinhardt
“Taittinger's 2012 Millésime Brut is a stainless steel-fermented blend of 50% Côte ded Blancs Chardonnay and 50% Montagne de Reims Pinot Noir bottled in 2013. It offers a clear and elegant, intensely aromatic and fruity bouquet of sweet cherries along with hazelnut and some incense flavors. It is a round, intense and well-structured yet fine Champagne with ripe and almost juicy fruit and a tight, still restrained finish. A bit sweet for my nordic taste, but this is a mouthful of Brut. Disgorged with nine grams of dosage in January 2017. Tasted in November 2017.”
Awards
-
CSWWC Gold 2018
CSWWC Silver 2017
IWC Silver 2017
News Articles
  1. The Taittinger Collection: 1983-2016

    The Taittinger Collection: 1983-2016

    December 1, 2021

    We are selling an extremely rare complete set of The Taittinger Collection: The Art of Champagne - 13 champagnes in total, from vintage 1978 to vintage 2008.
  2. 2018 Vins Clairs: A Vintage Summary

    2018 Vins Clairs: A Vintage Summary

    June 14, 2019

    Earlier this year, we tasted a range of 2018 vins clairs with winemakers at fifteen different houses in Champagne. Thanks to exceptional weather throughout the year, some have been calling it 'the vintage of the century' and expectations are already sky-high. But just how much potential does 2018 have?
  3. Taittinger: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    Taittinger: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    April 7, 2019

    The unusual weather patterns in 2018 produced the "perfect conditions for the vineyard", according to new Taittinger Chef de Cave Alexandre Ponnavoy. We met last month to taste the vins clairs, which displayed incredible specificity: each wine showcasing the distinctive characteristics of its individual origins.
  4. The Future According to Taittinger

    The Future According to Taittinger

    October 20, 2017

    Our trip to Reims in August included a smorgasbord of Taittinger: over twenty champagne tasted with head winemaker Loïc Dupont, including an interesting look into the future with Comtes de Champagne 2008 and 2012.
  5. Taittinger: One Big Champagne Family

    Taittinger: One Big Champagne Family

    March 30, 2017

    We tasted the 2016 base wines with Vitalie Taittinger, Loïc Dupont & Damien Le Sueur. Discussing the influence of oak barrels, the new 'image of Taittinger Rosé', the potential for Comtes 2016 and Taittinger's new winery; this was a truly eye-opening visit.
More Taittinger Champagnes
Taittinger Brut Reserve
Single Price
£46.00
Mix 6 Price
£44.00 each
Mix 12 Price
£42.00 each
40% Chardonnay + 4 years ageing, light and elegant.
Taittinger Brut Reserve Flutes Gift Set
Single Price
£54.00
Mix 6 Price
£50.00 each
Mix 12 Price
£48.00 each
75cl of Brut Reserve + two elegant flutes = a perfect gift.
Taittinger Prestige Rose
Single Price
£56.00
Mix 6 Price
£52.00 each
Mix 12 Price
£50.00 each
Delicate rose 3+ yrs on lees gives a lightness & elegance
Filters >
Wines for Same Day or Next Day Delivery - All Wines Are Here
White
Villa Maria Noble Riesling Reserve 2021
Single
£26.00
Lightly sweet & refreshing aperitif/desert
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2020
Single
£30.00
Mix 6
£28.00 each
Mix 12
£26.00 each
Welcoming burst of warmth and intensity
Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2022
Single
£32.00
Mix 6
£28.00 each
Mix 12
£26.00 each
40th vintage of Santa Barbara County Chardonnay
St Aubin En Vesvau Domaine du Chateau Philippe le Hardi 2019
Single
£34.00
Mix 6
£32.00 each
Mix 12
£30.00 each
Stunning Chardonnay Bordering Chassagne and Puligny-Montrachet
Villa Maria Keltern Chardonnay 2020
Single
£34.00
Mix 6
£32.00 each
Mix 12
£30.00 each
Rich Fruit & Nice Touch Vanilla Oak Charm
Louis Jadot Ladoix Le Clou D'Orge Blanc 2019
Single
£36.00
Mix 6
£34.00 each
Mix 12
£32.00 each
Ladoix is a village located to the north of Cote de Beaune
Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard  Chardonnay 1.5m 2019
Single
£36.00
Mix 6
£35.00 each
Mix 12
£34.00 each
Lightly Oak Stunning Fruit
Danbury Ridge Chardonnay 2021 English
Single
£37.00
Mix 6
£35.00 each
Mix 12
£33.00 each
England's Top Still Winery Touch of Oak
Louis Jadot Savigny-Les-Beaune Clos des Guettes Blanc 1er Cru 2019
Single
£38.00
Mix 6
£36.00 each
Mix 12
£34.00 each
Les Guettes is located in the middle of Savigny-les-Beaune
Louis Jadot Couvent des Jacobins Bourgogne Blanc 2019
Single
£48.00
Cote dOr, Chalonnais and Vire-Clesse best vineyards
Sancerre Domaine Vacheron Les Romains Organic 2022
Single
£60.00
Mix 6
£56.00 each
Mix 12
£54.00 each
Stunning Organic Single Vineyard Sancerre
Danbury Ridge Chardonnay Octagon Block 2020 English
Single
£68.00
Mix 6
£64.00 each
Mix 12
£62.00 each
Top producer single vineyard Chardonnay
Louis Jadot Meursault-Charmes 1er Cru 2019
Single
£86.00
Mix 6
£82.00 each
Mix 12
£80.00 each
Top village for Meursault with subtle oak charm
Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Chardonnay 2012
Single
£88.00
Mix 6
£84.00 each
Mix 12
£72.00 each
Aged in Francois Freres French oak barrels
Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2001
Single
£166.00
Mix 6
£162.00 each
Mix 12
£160.00 each
One of the most famous names of Sauternes
Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2016
Single
£214.00
Mix 6
£210.00 each
Mix 12
£208.00 each
Oldest owned vineyard by Louis Jadot since XIXth century
Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1996
Single
£390.00
Mix 6
£386.00 each
Mix 12
£384.00 each
Top Vintage of Worlds Greatest Dessert Wine
Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2001
Single
£748.00
Mix 6
£744.00 each
Mix 12
£742.00 each
Undoubtedly one of the greatest Sauternes ever made
Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatieres 1er Cru 2015
Sold Out
Stunning Fruit Concentration & Toasty Oak Notes
Rose
Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose 2022
Single
£22.00
Mix 6
£21.00 each
Mix 12
£20.00 each
The perfect Rose for the summer!
Chateau d'Esclans Rock Angel 2021
Single
£27.00
Mix 6
£25.00 each
Mix 12
£24.00 each
A truly outstanding rose
Domaines Ott Clos Mireille Rose 2020
Single
£34.00
Mix 6
£32.00 each
Mix 12
£30.00 each
A delicious fuller bodied rose
Domaines Ott Clos Mireille Rose 2021
Single
£36.00
Mix 6
£34.00 each
Mix 12
£32.00 each
A delicious fuller bodied rose
Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose 2022
Single
£44.00
Mix 6
£42.00 each
Mix 12
£40.00 each
The perfect Rose for the summer in magnum
Domaine Alexandre Bonnet La Foret Rose Des Riceys 2020
Single
£46.00
Mix 6
£44.00 each
Mix 12
£42.00 each
Single-vineyard La Foret in Les Riceys
Chateau Galoupet Cru Classe Rose 2021
Single
£46.00
Mix 6
£44.00 each
Mix 12
£42.00 each
2021 Rose from the Provences oldest region
Chateau d'Esclans Les Clans 2021
Single
£62.00
Mix 6
£58.00 each
Mix 12
£56.00 each
Partially fermented in 600L oak barrels
Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose 2023
Single
£108.00
Mix 6
£104.00 each
Mix 12
£102.00 each
The perfect Rose for the summer!
Red
M. Chapoutier Crozes-Hermitage Les Meysonniers Rouge 2020
Single
£26.00
Mix 6
£25.00 each
Mix 12
£24.00 each
100% Syrah from Northern Rhone
Shaw and Smith Shiraz Adelaide Hills 2018
Single
£30.00
Mix 6
£28.00 each
Mix 12
£26.00 each
Top quality Shiraz from South Australia
Catena Alta Malbec 2018
Single
£32.00
Mix 6
£31.00 each
Mix 12
£30.00 each
Top Quality High Altitude Malbec
Chateau des Jacques Morgon Cote de Py 2015
Single
£38.00
Mix 6
£34.00 each
Mix 12
£32.00 each
Generous fruit and good structure. A great 2015!
Chateau Meyney, Saint-Estephe, Bordeaux 2019
Single
£38.00
Mix 6
£36.00 each
Mix 12
£34.00 each
Stunning Value Critics Love It
Danbury Ridge Pinot Noir 2021 English
Single
£44.00
Mix 6
£40.00 each
Mix 12
£38.00 each
England's Best Still Wine Producer
Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Tenuta Tignanello 2020
Single
£46.00
Mix 6
£42.00 each
Mix 12
£40.00 each
A historic Italian wine
Bodega Numanthia | Numanthia 2016
Single
£48.00
Mix 6
£46.00 each
Mix 12
£44.00 each
Aged in 60% New Oak Barrels
Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Tenuta Tignanello 2018
Single
£48.00
Mix 6
£46.00 each
Mix 12
£44.00 each
A historic Italian wine
Poggiotondo Chianti Riserva Vigna delle Conchiglie 2018
Single
£48.00
Mix 6
£46.00 each
Mix 12
£44.00 each
This wine is made soley from Sangiovese grapes
Resonance Resonance Vineyard Pinot Noir Oregon 2019
Single
£50.00
Mix 6
£46.00 each
Mix 12
£44.00 each
A sustainable winery established in 2013
Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Knox Alexander Santa Maria Valley 2019
Single
£56.00
Mix 6
£54.00 each
Mix 12
£52.00 each
From the finest lots of Pinot Noir
Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel 2018
Single
£56.00
Mix 6
£54.00 each
Mix 12
£52.00 each
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Felsina Berardenga Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva 2018
Single
£60.00
Mix 6
£58.00 each
Mix 12
£56.00 each
"Rancia is a wine of mind-blowing elegance and finesse."
Louis Jadot Domaine Gagey Beaune Les Theurons 1er Cru 2015
Single
£62.00
Mix 6
£60.00 each
Mix 12
£58.00 each
Generous fruit & good structure. A great 2015!
Reserve de la Comtesse 2016
Single
£62.00
Mix 6
£58.00 each
Mix 12
£56.00 each
The second wine of Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Villa Maria Ngakirikiri The Gravels 2014
Single
£64.00
Mix 6
£60.00 each
Mix 12
£58.00 each
100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Villa Maria, New Zealand
Chateau Haut-Batailley, Pauillac, Bordeaux 2018
Single
£70.00
Mix 6
£66.00 each
Mix 12
£64.00 each
The 2nd vintage under Cazes family ownership
Bruno Rocca Barbaresco Rabaja Piemonte 2018
Single
£94.00
Mix 6
£92.00 each
Mix 12
£90.00 each
100% Nebbiolo from the village of Barbaresco
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2018
Single
£98.00
Mix 6
£94.00 each
Mix 12
£92.00 each
A pure expression of Sangiovese
Catena Zapata Argentino Malbec 2010
Single
£98.00
Mix 6
£94.00 each
Mix 12
£92.00 each
100% Malbec
Louis Jadot Domaine des Heritiers Beaune Clos des Ursules 1er Cru 2012
Single
£104.00
Mix 6
£100.00 each
Mix 12
£98.00 each
Red with lovely density and concentration & firm and focused style.
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2019
Single
£134.00
Mix 6
£130.00 each
Mix 12
£128.00 each
Aged in 60% new French oak barrels
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 2005
Single
£134.00
Mix 6
£130.00 each
Mix 12
£128.00 each
Spain's top Rioja Producer
Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2018
Single
£152.00
Mix 6
£148.00 each
Mix 12
£146.00 each
A wonderfully structured Tuscan wine
Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2010
Single
£170.00
Mix 6
£166.00 each
Mix 12
£164.00 each
Powerful style Red: plump red fruits & an incredible vintage.
Marchesi Antinori Tignanello 2019
Single
£180.00
Mix 6
£176.00 each
Mix 12
£174.00 each
A Household Name in Super Tuscan's
Chateau Canon, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux 2016
Single
£184.00
Mix 6
£180.00 each
Mix 12
£178.00 each
Aged in 65% new French oak barrels
Marchesi Antinori Tignanello 2018
Single
£188.00
Mix 6
£184.00 each
Mix 12
£182.00 each
A Household Name in Super Tuscan's
Louis Jadot Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 1999
Single
£188.00
Mix 6
£184.00 each
Mix 12
£182.00 each
A delight from Maison Louis Jadot
Tiano and Nareno Malbec 2015
Single
£190.00
Mix 6
£186.00 each
Mix 12
£184.00 each
High Altitude Malbec from Argentina
Chateau Lynch-Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux 2010
Single
£198.00
Mix 6
£194.00 each
Mix 12
£192.00 each
Classified as a fifth growth in 1855
Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac 2018
Single
£208.00
Mix 6
£206.00 each
Mix 12
£204.00 each
One of the most seductive Comtesses on record
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Il Vigore 2019
Single
£210.00
Mix 6
£206.00 each
Mix 12
£204.00 each
Based in the Tuscan foothills of Bolgheri
Ao Yun, Shangri-la 2014
Single
£224.00
Mix 6
£220.00 each
Mix 12
£218.00 each
2nd vintage of high altitude Cabernet from 2500 meters in Himalayas
Ao Yun, Shangri-la 2017
Single
£230.00
Mix 6
£226.00 each
Mix 12
£224.00 each
5th vintage of high altitude Cabernet from 2500 meters in Himalayas
Isole e Olena Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015
Single
£236.00
Mix 6
£232.00 each
Mix 12
£230.00 each
A pure expression of Sangiovese
Chateau Cos d'Estournel, Saint-Estephe, Bordeaux 2016
Single
£240.00
Mix 6
£236.00 each
Mix 12
£234.00 each
The top estate in St-Estephe & the superb 2016 vintage.
Chateau Cos d'Estournel, Saint-Estephe, Bordeaux 2010
Single
£266.00
Mix 6
£262.00 each
Mix 12
£260.00 each
The top estate in St-Estephe & the generous 2010 vintage.
Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello 2010
Single
£348.00
Mix 6
£344.00 each
Mix 12
£342.00 each
Appelation: Santa Cruz Mountains
Louis Jadot Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru 2015
Single
£380.00
Mix 6
£376.00 each
Mix 12
£374.00 each
Outstanding Clos Saint-Denis
Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello 2013
Single
£404.00
Mix 6
£400.00 each
Mix 12
£398.00 each
Appelation: Santa Cruz Mountains
Le Volte dell'Ornellaia Toscana Rosso IGT 2019
Sold Out
The third wine of Ornellaia