Club Oenologique have released the first part of 2022 Champagne Report (focused on the major houses; part II, focused on grower Champagnes, will follow in 2023) alongside Essi Avellan MW.
The report spans from Non-Vintages to recent releases, with some 250 of the 350 tasted passing the 90-point mark showcasing the extraordinary wealth of fine vintages and non vintages that are available right now.
Wines from the much-hyped 2008 vintage have largely lived up to their billing. In the shadow of the mighty 2008, neither of the fine vintages of 2012 and 2013 have received the attention they deserve. The 2012 is quite magnificent, a vintage hard not to like in all its powerful, compact fruitiness and energising freshness. It is a vintage that tastes delicious immediately but has all the building blocks of longevity.
Part One of Club Oenologique’s Champagne Report 2022 can be found here. Tasting notes and scores (featuring only those wines scoring 90 points and above).