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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer JEEPER
NEW in Vintages, this outstanding La Grand Cuvee 2005 Brut is a meticulous blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay that was originally put into bottle (tiraged) on July 7, 2006. This particular batch (50 cases of 6) shipped to the LCBO with lot number 6721-070 on the lower part of the glass bottle was only recently disgorged on March 11, 2021. It means that it spent 14 years and 8 months on the lees. Extended sur lees aging has greatly increased the complexity of flavours and structure of the Champagne along with augmenting its ability to absorb carbon dioxide resulting in streams of extra tiny bubbles. Itís a remarkable success and a bargain at the price. Light yellow in colour, itís intense and complex on the nose with spicy, toasty, ripe, apple-apricot-lemon meringue aromatics plus hazelnut and leesy buttery brioche notes. Very dry, medium-full bodied and beautifully structured with great mouth feel, its harmonious, toasty, rich, ripe lemon-apple meringue flavours are followed up by a lingering, crisp, complex buttered toast finish. It has 12% alcohol, only 6 g/L residual sugar and 6.92 g/L total acidity, itís great today and may well be better in a year from now! Unfortunately, at the time of posting (noon Sunday) only 154 bottles are in 10 stores. CSPC 20006
Type Champagne
Agent DBI Inc
Country France
Region Champagne
Rating ***/***+(95 points)
Complex, Well Structured, Lemon-Apple Meringue
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: This is a very savory and rich style with grilled nuts and a wealth of complexity. The palate has a rich and concentrated core of dried peaches and delivers a long, cashew and pastry finish. Complex with a strong autolysisinfluenced texture. Drink now [till 2025]. Score - 94 (jamessuckling.com, Sept. 2, 2019) Price $ 97.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - August 7, 2021
Cases bought 50 (6 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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