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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer GRATIOT DELUGNY
Medium-light yellow colour with streams of very fine bubbles. Intense, complex, gently toasty, mature ripe apple-lemon meringue nose with some very faintly dusty notes. Attractive, dry, medium bodied, effervescent, very slightly spicy, faintly toasty, harmonious, maturing, ripe, lemon-apple meringue flavours with a lingering, bright, gently buttered toast finish. Has 12% alcohol and 8 g/L residual sugar with lot number L211008 on the back label means thatis was disgorged in November 2021 after 12 years on the lees. Tasted in three stems - ISO, Rosenthal and Riedel - best in ISO and Riedel. Glasses with a tapering upper section were best highlighting flavours and crispness. Ready-to-drink. CSPC 29497
Type Champagne
Agent Uni Sta
Country France
Region Champagne
Rating ***(92 points)
Elegant, Spicy, Toasty, Lemon-Apple Meringue
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: This Champagne is third in a limited release aimed at highlighting the qualities of four particular vintages (2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009). The 2008 vintage is considered one of the region's greatest of all time, with the wines defined by the exuberance and freshness of their acidity and the concentration and depth of their lavishly framed fruit. This wine will age into the early 2030s. 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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