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GRATIOT DELUGNY ALFRED CHAMPAGNE 2004 Traditional method, AC, France
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer GRATIOT DELUGNY
Bright medium straw colour with tiny bubbles and very good effervescence. Attractive, intense, gently toasty, mineral-tinged, ripe, lemon-apple-melon meringue with some buttery brioche notes. Very dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, very slightly spicy, intense, rounded, ripe, apricot-melon-apple-lemon fruit flavours with a lingering, harmonious, bright, buttery brioche finish. Perfectly accessible now with fine length and complexity, it has 12% alcohol and only 5 g/L residual sugar with lot number L220704 on the back label. This 100% Chardonnay was disgorged in JULY 2022 after 17 years on the lees. Tasted in three glasses - ISO, Rosenthal and Riedel - best in ISO and Riedel. Glasses with a tapering upper section were best highlighting flavours and crispness. CSPC 29492
Type Champagne
Agent Uni Sta
Country France
Region Champagne
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Complex, Well Structured, Buttery Brioche
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: This 2004 is part of a limited-edition series that highlights four vintages: 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009. The 2004 vintage in Champagne saw a rare (and exciting) trifecta of high quantities in the vineyard, top-quality wines and superb cellarability. This wine represents an excellent opportunity to experience the complex, exotic flavours of mature vintage Champagne from a standout year. Drink through 2024+. Price $ 128.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 18, 2023
Cases bought 40 (6 bottles per case)

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