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Laherte Extra Brut Les Empreintes 2012

Laherte Extra Brut Les Empreintes 2012

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"The 2012 Extra Brut Les Empreintes is yet another compelling wine in this range Aurélien Laherte. Radiant and super-expressive on the palate, with tremendous richness, the Empreintes dazzles from start to finish. Bright saline notes add tension to the sculpted finish in a Champagne that delivers the goods big time. Les Empreintes is a blend of 50% Chardonnay from Les Chemins d'Epernay and 50% Pinot Noir from Les Rouges Maisons, both in Chavot, planted in 1957 and 1983 respectively. In a word: superb. Dosage is 4 grams per liter. Disgorged: January 2018. Drinking window: 2018-2030. 95 points

These Champagnes reinforce my strongly held view that Aurélien Laherte is one of the most talented vignerons of his generation in Champagne. The range this year is truly stellar. Some of the highlights include the Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs (2015 this year), a wine I often buy for my own cellar, the 2014 Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Grandes Crayères, which is new, and the (2014) Extra Brut Rosé de Saignée Les Baudiers. Readers who have not tasted these Champagnes owe it to themselves do so. Aurélien Laherte is young, passionate and humble. It is only a matter of time before he is recognized as one of Champagne's elite vignerons. As for the wines, they are spectacular."

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (11/18)