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de Venoge Brut Champagne Louis XV 1995

Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
JS 98
WA 97
PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 339831

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750ml
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98 points James Suckling: "This is a fantastic bottle of 1995 with a superb core of ripe fruit and praline and dried apricot. Full-bodied. Impressive length of almonds and other nuts. Peaches, too. So open and exciting. Wonderful example of mature Champagne with unique energy. Disgorged in 2006. Drink now. (12/3/19)"

97 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "Possessing a beautiful golden color with orange and even Amber reflections, the 1995 Louis XV Brut is a 50/50 blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from several grands crus—Verzenay, Ambonnay, Mailly and Bouzy for the Pinot and Avize, Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger and Chouilly for the Chardonnay. What a gorgeous bouquet is this! Vinous and slightly oxidative, with hints of figs and dates, toffee, Madeira, Vin Jaune, Sherry, biscuits, toasted rice, white mushrooms, earthy flavors, licorice, oriental spices, vanilla, dried oranges and apricots and a thousand more flavors. If you like matured Champagnes, you'd die for this. On the palate, however, this is a fascinatingly pure, fresh, tight and delicate Champagne that is lithe and perfectly balanced but also concentrated. The finish is again pure, fresh and mineral, with stewed apricot and peach flavors in the salty aftertaste. This is a great delicacy delivered onto the palate with sophisticated intensity and stunning tension. The wine was fermented in stainless steel, malolactic included, and disgorged in 2006 (!) with a dosage of seven grams per liter. "With aging, the Chardonnay grand cru is always taking over the Pinot Noir," finds de Venoge's chairman Gilles de La Bassetière, whose 1995 was still made by Eric Lebel, the winemaker chez Krug since 1998. Drink: 2017-2025. (Nov 2017)"
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98 points James Suckling: "This is a fantastic bottle of 1995 with a superb core of ripe fruit and praline and dried apricot. Full-bodied. Impressive length of almonds and other nuts. Peaches, too. So open and exciting. Wonderful example of mature Champagne with unique energy. Disgorged in 2006. Drink now. (12/3/19)"

97 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "Possessing a beautiful golden color with orange and even Amber reflections, the 1995 Louis XV Brut is a 50/50 blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from several grands crus—Verzenay, Ambonnay, Mailly and Bouzy for the Pinot and Avize, Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger and Chouilly for the Chardonnay. What a gorgeous bouquet is this! Vinous and slightly oxidative, with hints of figs and dates, toffee, Madeira, Vin Jaune, Sherry, biscuits, toasted rice, white mushrooms, earthy flavors, licorice, oriental spices, vanilla, dried oranges and apricots and a thousand more flavors. If you like matured Champagnes, you'd die for this. On the palate, however, this is a fascinatingly pure, fresh, tight and delicate Champagne that is lithe and perfectly balanced but also concentrated. The finish is again pure, fresh and mineral, with stewed apricot and peach flavors in the salty aftertaste. This is a great delicacy delivered onto the palate with sophisticated intensity and stunning tension. The wine was fermented in stainless steel, malolactic included, and disgorged in 2006 (!) with a dosage of seven grams per liter. "With aging, the Chardonnay grand cru is always taking over the Pinot Noir," finds de Venoge's chairman Gilles de La Bassetière, whose 1995 was still made by Eric Lebel, the winemaker chez Krug since 1998. Drink: 2017-2025. (Nov 2017)"
Product SKU 339831
Producer de Venoge
Country France
Region Champagne
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Designation Brut|Grand Cru
Vintage 1995
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir
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