Agrapart Brut Champagne "7 Crus" NV

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
JS 94
TCG 92
W&S 92
WS 91
WE 91
AG 91
12.0% ABV
Item # 2029

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750ml
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94 points James Suckling: "Seven villages are represented in this cuvée with 90% chardonnay and 10% pinot noir. This is 2016 (60%) and 2015 (40%) with a very fresh nose, offering exuberant, yellow-fruit aromas with some fresh bread from the 26-month resting on lees. This has a smooth palate, with plenty of attractive citrus fruit and peaches on offer and there’s very expressive fruit flesh at the finish. (9/2/19)"

92 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(2015 base vintage; disgorged July 2018; 90% chardonnay, 10% pinot from the 7 crus of Avize, Oger, Cramant, Oiry, Avenay-Val-d'Or, Coligny and Vauciennes; 40% 2014 chardonnay from reserves; young vines of 20-40 years of age; full malolactic fermentation; 7g/L dosage). Agrapart's entry cuvée is glorious testament to the ability of his vineyards to tap minerality that brings freshness even in a vintage as generous as 2015--an admirable achievement for younger vinews from lesser sites. This is a ripe and approachable 7 Crus in a rich, fruity and immediate style, that Pascal aptly considers 'a wine to drink with friends'. It's a beautifully pure and fresh introduction of ripe pear, even hints of mandarin and fig, concluding with nicely balanced dosage. Just when you think the fruit is going to make it simple and round, its chalk minerality and acidity kick in on the end, running long and fresh, furnishing focus and refinement. (2020-2021)"



'100 Best Buys of 2009' and 92 points Wine & Spirits: "[$45 list] This blends estate-grown chardonnay from all seven villages of the Côte des Blancs into a chalky Champagne. Flavors of lemon flan and the oyster shell scent of limestone come between the bubbles, as does a refreshing edge of white grapefruit pith. It lasts on a balance of zesty and creamy notes, delicious on its own or with a range of raw shellfish. (Dec 2008)"

91 points Wine Spectator: "Floral and fresh, this elegant version offers hints of blackberry, slivered almond, tangy apple and smoky mineral riding a tightly knit, silky texture. Disgorged February 2014. Drink now through 2020. 1,000 cases made. (11/15/14)"

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "A blend of all the Agrapart vineyards, premier and grand cru, that shows the rich style of this grower, a style that allows for some deliverate oxidation, giving an open, full-bodied texture. The wood aging before bottling also adds to the full, ripe character. (Dec 2009)"

91 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$53 list] The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs 7 Crus is a Champagne of pure texture. The combination of vintages 2009 and 2008, here in equal parts, works beautifully. Dried pears and white flowers are some of the notes that appear in the glass, but ultimately, the 7 Crus is all about softness. As the name implies, the 7 Crus is made from seven sites, mostly from younger vines and juice taken from the end of the press. This release is equal parts 2009 and 2008 vintages, bottled with 7 grams of dosage. Disgorged February 2013. Drink: 2013-2018. (May 2013)"

3 stars New York Times: "Energetic and elegant with finesse and complex flavors of herbs and anise. (12/23/09)"
94 points James Suckling: "Seven villages are represented in this cuvée with 90% chardonnay and 10% pinot noir. This is 2016 (60%) and 2015 (40%) with a very fresh nose, offering exuberant, yellow-fruit aromas with some fresh bread from the 26-month resting on lees. This has a smooth palate, with plenty of attractive citrus fruit and peaches on offer and there’s very expressive fruit flesh at the finish. (9/2/19)"

92 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(2015 base vintage; disgorged July 2018; 90% chardonnay, 10% pinot from the 7 crus of Avize, Oger, Cramant, Oiry, Avenay-Val-d'Or, Coligny and Vauciennes; 40% 2014 chardonnay from reserves; young vines of 20-40 years of age; full malolactic fermentation; 7g/L dosage). Agrapart's entry cuvée is glorious testament to the ability of his vineyards to tap minerality that brings freshness even in a vintage as generous as 2015--an admirable achievement for younger vinews from lesser sites. This is a ripe and approachable 7 Crus in a rich, fruity and immediate style, that Pascal aptly considers 'a wine to drink with friends'. It's a beautifully pure and fresh introduction of ripe pear, even hints of mandarin and fig, concluding with nicely balanced dosage. Just when you think the fruit is going to make it simple and round, its chalk minerality and acidity kick in on the end, running long and fresh, furnishing focus and refinement. (2020-2021)"



'100 Best Buys of 2009' and 92 points Wine & Spirits: "[$45 list] This blends estate-grown chardonnay from all seven villages of the Côte des Blancs into a chalky Champagne. Flavors of lemon flan and the oyster shell scent of limestone come between the bubbles, as does a refreshing edge of white grapefruit pith. It lasts on a balance of zesty and creamy notes, delicious on its own or with a range of raw shellfish. (Dec 2008)"

91 points Wine Spectator: "Floral and fresh, this elegant version offers hints of blackberry, slivered almond, tangy apple and smoky mineral riding a tightly knit, silky texture. Disgorged February 2014. Drink now through 2020. 1,000 cases made. (11/15/14)"

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "A blend of all the Agrapart vineyards, premier and grand cru, that shows the rich style of this grower, a style that allows for some deliverate oxidation, giving an open, full-bodied texture. The wood aging before bottling also adds to the full, ripe character. (Dec 2009)"

91 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$53 list] The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs 7 Crus is a Champagne of pure texture. The combination of vintages 2009 and 2008, here in equal parts, works beautifully. Dried pears and white flowers are some of the notes that appear in the glass, but ultimately, the 7 Crus is all about softness. As the name implies, the 7 Crus is made from seven sites, mostly from younger vines and juice taken from the end of the press. This release is equal parts 2009 and 2008 vintages, bottled with 7 grams of dosage. Disgorged February 2013. Drink: 2013-2018. (May 2013)"

3 stars New York Times: "Energetic and elegant with finesse and complex flavors of herbs and anise. (12/23/09)"
Product SKU 2029
Producer Agrapart
Country France
Region Champagne
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Vintage NV
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir
ABV 12.0%
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