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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer FRESNE DUCRET
It is quite amazing to find a Premier Cru Champagne from 2008 selling for under $100. Forward medium yellow colour, the nose is extremely intense, with lots of spicy, nutty, buttered toast notes layered on top of a lemon-apple meringue. Very dry, medium-full bodied, rich and mouthfilling with great effervescence - streams of tiny bubbles - along with intense, maturing, apple-lemon meringue flavours and spiraling minerality and acidity along with creme caramel notes on the lingering finish. This blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir has 12% alcohol and 6 g/L residual sugar is really made to pair with food - a lobster bisque would be divine. Judging by the condition of the cork, this 14-year old bubbly probably spent half of its life on the lees, the other half on the cork. Definitely for Champagne cognoscenti - As of today (Saturday) only 43 bottles are available in 5 Flagship stores with lot number L051909 on the lower part of the glass bottle which is the tirage date (May 19, 2009). CSPC 14636
Type Champagne
Agent Nic Pea
Country France
Region Champagne
Rating ***/***+(95 points)
Intense, Complex, Rich, Mature
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: This is a very intense yet nuanced and superbly balanced vintage Champagne. The nose is a blast of finely woven brioche, baked apple, lemon, hay and hazelnut - classic aromatics. It is medium bodied, bracing, dry with great acid grip and minerality. Such focus and outstanding length. Such presence! Score - 95 (David Lawrason, winealign.com, Sept. 18, 2020) Price $ 79.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - December 17, 2022
Cases bought 40 (6 bottles per case)

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Score:    - Not Presented   * Below Average   *+ OK   ** Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding ***+ Exceptional

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