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First Taste: Champagne Palmer & Co’s Grands Terroirs 2015 and 2012

Giles Fallowfield tastes and rates two new vintages of Champagne Palmer & Co's Grands Terroirs, a premium cuvée which aims to showcase the top grand and premier sites of the Montagne de Reims.

Champagne Palmer has released two separate vintages of its premium cuvée Grands Terroirs in different bottle sizes.

These follow on from the original release in 2018 of the very particular 2003 vintage – at the time the earliest and hottest ever harvest in Champagne – which was only made available in magnum.

The first of this new pair, the 2015 vintage, is released in bottle (75cl), while the highly-regarded and widely-declared 2012 vintage of Grands Terroirs is only available in magnum.

Larger format bottles like this are a particular speciality of this Champagne house, which is based near the centre of Reims. In deference to the longer ageing which magnums need to reach similar levels of maturity to 75cl bottles, they typically see two to three years further ageing in the cellars before release.

Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for Grands Terroirs 2015 and 2012

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