Collected, balanced and poised, this Champagne combines richness with freshness, and fruit with minerality. It is still a young wine ,with acidity shining through the texture. It will age impressively, ready to drink from 2022.
94 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2019)
Rich, with toasty notes of grilled nut and blackberry tart, this creamy Champagne is finely knit and vibrant, enlivened by a firm frame of citrusy acidity and a minerally underpinning. Disgorged February 2018. Drink now through 2027.
93 points, Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Dec 2019)
Disgorged in February 2018 with five grams per liter dosage, Moët's 2012 Extra Brut Grand Vintage is showing well, unfurling in the glass with an expressive bouquet of ripe yellow orchard fruit, peaches, toasted nuts, warm bread and honeycomb. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, broad and fleshy, with a tangy but ripe core of fruit, nicely integrated acids and a pinpoint mousse, concluding with an attractively fruit-driven finish. The 2012 reflects both the concentration of the vintage and Moët's push for riper fruit, and it is already quite accessible.
92 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Issue # 242 - Apr 2019)
The 2012 vintage is, in fact, grand, and this wine lives up to its billing, incorporating a majority of red grapes (it’s 33 percent pinot noir and 26 percent meunier; the rest is chardonnay), lending it a lot of flesh on the bones of the apple-malic-limestone acidity. It’s toasty in the mode of Moët, and built to age: This will integrate with a year of cellaring and develop well for years beyond that. (Disgorged 2/18)
92 points, Wine & Spirits (Dec 2019)