Scroll down to see a selection of top-scoring 2012 vintage Champagnes worth seeking out
The vintage conditions were hellish from the start, marked by winter and spring frosts, torrential rains and hailstorms. An outbreak of fungal diseases including oidium, a cold snap during the crucial flowering phase, some hydric stress and scorched berries during the summer leading up to the harvest made for an ongoing battle fought by wine-growers.
See a selection of top-scoring 2012 vintage Champagnes worth seeking out
The following Champagnes have all been recommended on Decanter Premium during the past 12 months.