Esses Madame Sec Kaikoura Methode Traditionnelle (2012)

The 2012 vintage (4.5*) is extremely rare – only 164 bottles were made. A blend of Chardonnay (65 per cent) and Pinot Noir (35 per cent), it was grown at Kaikoura and disgorged in March 2022 after nine years of maturation on its yeast lees. Straw-hued, it is a gently sweet style (20 grams/litre of residual sugar), with mature, peachy, slightly honeyed flavours, crisp and strong. A very distinctive wine, it's ready to roll.


Type: Sparkling Wines
Variety: Sparkling Wines
Vintage: 2012
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $130 NZD
Sweetness: MED
Value for Money: –V

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

When to drink: 2022

Reviewed August 2022

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