Pierre Peters L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2012
The 2012 Pierre Peters L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru is a stunning example of 100% Chardonnay from the Grand Cru vineyards. The enticing nose reveals white flowers, citrus, green apple, and a subtle brioche note. On the palate, this wine displays a harmonious balance of fruit flavors, lively acidity, and a refined mousse. With its long, memorable finish, this wine is a fantastic choice for special occasions and will be appreciated by wine aficionados. Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) - "Why has the non-vintage concept largely been reserved to entry-level wines?" pondered Péters, and he decided to produce a new cuvée to change that. Based on the 2012 Les Chétillons and supplemented by wine from the family's long-established perpetual reserve, the NV L’Étonnant Monsieur Victor Edition MK 12 is the latest rendition, and it's showing very well, opening in the glass with aromas of lemon oil, warm bread, white flowers, crushed chalk, oyster shells and wheat toast. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, rich and layered, with superb concentration, racy acids and a precise, intensely saline finish.