"Among the most compelling wines of the vintage"
2012 Laval Les Chenes

Posted by Ian McFadden

Catching a bottle of Laval in the zone will make you a convert for life.

Out of Laval's line-up, it's the Les Chenes that's delivered the most often and in the biggest ways.

Vincent Laval

Les Chenes is a choice mid-slope vineyard that's incredibly chalky. Laval's Les Chenes is an all Chardonnay cuvée. Laval's area is one of the warmest in Champagne and this allows him to pick ripe and bottle without dosage.

What results is an extremely multidimensional Champagne of shocking depth and harmony. What's so thrilling about Laval is how it combines so much intensity with purity and poise.

The 2012 Les Chenes amplifies all of these qualities. The 2012 vintage produced powerful, concentrated and high-acid Champagnes.

Laval's 2012 Les Chenes is simply packed. There's a core of profoundly chalky saline-inflected minerality and a wildly nuanced presentation of citrus, spice, herbs and floral notes.

This is one of the most captivating and eye-opening Champagnes that you'll drink this year. I'm very happy to offer. Please be warned that quantities are extremely limited. Nailing Laval down in any quantity is really hard. This offer is six months in the making.

To order, please email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits