Vinous – 94
The 2012 Extra-Brut Dizy Corne Bautray bristles with energy and tension. Long aging on the lees and bottling with no dosage result in an unusually stark, reticent 2012. There’s a ton of vibrancy, but all of that is bundled together, wrapped around a core of steely fruit that should start to emerge in another few years’ time. This potent, vinous Champagne just needs time to come together fully. I find the no dosage style a bit too severe in this bottling, although a few hours of aeration helps quite a bit. Disgorged: March, 2021.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2032