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de Venoge Brut Champagne Louis XV 2008

Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
JS 95
DE 94
WA 93
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Item # 339800

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$189.95
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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Feb 2022) 12+ Available
95 points James Suckling: "This is really punchy and broad-shouldered with muscular structure and citrusy undertones. Full body. Lightly tannic and a fresh and vivid finish. This is the first vintage without malolactic fermentation ever. One for the cellar. Better in 2022. (9/2/19)"

94 points Yohan Castaing (Decanter): "Louis XV presents a pure, delicate and fresh bouquet of white orchard fruits, white blossoms and hazelnuts. The palate has both crisp purity and roundness with an underlying, racy acidity. It has a layered texture and a mouthwatering finish. Made with 50% Pinot Noir (41.5% from Verzenay and 8.5% from Bouzy) and 50% Chardonnay (20% from Avize, 15% from Oger and 15% from Mesnil), with a dosage of 6g/L. Drinking Window: 2021-2030. (Mar 2021)"

93+ points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "[$250 list] The straw-yellow/white-golden colored 2008 Louis XV Brut Millésimé blends 50% Chardonnay (20 % from Avize, 15% from Oger and 15% from Mesnil) with 50% Pinot Noir (41.5% from Verzenay and 8.5% from Bouzy). Disgorged in January 2018 with a dosage of six grams per liter, the 2008 displays a clear, pure, fresh, chalky-tinged and vinous nose with lemon, white fruits, brioche, hazelnuts, white blossoms and some caramel notes. Pure, lean, fresh and elegant on the palate, with a lingering hazelnut flavor, this is a straight yet complex cuvée with grip and a long, well-structured and textured finish. This 2008 is still terribly fresh and should benefit from further bottle aging. For the moment, I am missing the mouth-filling generosity of the 2006 and 1995. Mind that this is the first vintage of de Venoge's prestigious Louis XV where the base wines didn't undergo malolactic fermentation! Total production: 10,326 bottles. Tasted October 2018. Drink: 2020-2038. (Oct 2018)"
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95 points James Suckling: "This is really punchy and broad-shouldered with muscular structure and citrusy undertones. Full body. Lightly tannic and a fresh and vivid finish. This is the first vintage without malolactic fermentation ever. One for the cellar. Better in 2022. (9/2/19)"

94 points Yohan Castaing (Decanter): "Louis XV presents a pure, delicate and fresh bouquet of white orchard fruits, white blossoms and hazelnuts. The palate has both crisp purity and roundness with an underlying, racy acidity. It has a layered texture and a mouthwatering finish. Made with 50% Pinot Noir (41.5% from Verzenay and 8.5% from Bouzy) and 50% Chardonnay (20% from Avize, 15% from Oger and 15% from Mesnil), with a dosage of 6g/L. Drinking Window: 2021-2030. (Mar 2021)"

93+ points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "[$250 list] The straw-yellow/white-golden colored 2008 Louis XV Brut Millésimé blends 50% Chardonnay (20 % from Avize, 15% from Oger and 15% from Mesnil) with 50% Pinot Noir (41.5% from Verzenay and 8.5% from Bouzy). Disgorged in January 2018 with a dosage of six grams per liter, the 2008 displays a clear, pure, fresh, chalky-tinged and vinous nose with lemon, white fruits, brioche, hazelnuts, white blossoms and some caramel notes. Pure, lean, fresh and elegant on the palate, with a lingering hazelnut flavor, this is a straight yet complex cuvée with grip and a long, well-structured and textured finish. This 2008 is still terribly fresh and should benefit from further bottle aging. For the moment, I am missing the mouth-filling generosity of the 2006 and 1995. Mind that this is the first vintage of de Venoge's prestigious Louis XV where the base wines didn't undergo malolactic fermentation! Total production: 10,326 bottles. Tasted October 2018. Drink: 2020-2038. (Oct 2018)"
Product SKU 339800
Producer de Venoge
Country France
Region Champagne
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Designation Brut|Grand Cru
Vintage 2008
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir
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