2008 Doyard Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Grand Cru

- 750 ml
96
RP
Availability: In Stock
$95.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
88917-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Disgorged in October 2018 with three grams per liter dosage, the 2008 Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru goes from strength to strength, soaring from the glass with aromas of almond paste, buttered citrus, verbena, crisp white peach, gingerbread and a subtle hint of olorosso sherry. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a racy spine of acidity, superb tension at the core and a long, saline finish. This is produced from Doyard's finest grand cru holdings, mainly in Avize, and derives from just the first and second press, not even all the cuvée.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 96 RP
The 2008 Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, from vines in Avize, Oger, Cramant and Mesnil, is laced with a compelling melange of apricot, passionfruit, butter, orange peel and hazelnut overtones. Doyard gave the 2008 108 months on the lees (nearly ten years), which results in a Champagne with a lot of aromatic and flavor complexity. In the glass, the 2008 remains light on its feet, with tons of finesse and energy to match its beguiling beauty. It is another highlight in this impressive lineup. Dosage is 3 grams per liter. Disgorged: May 2018

Vinous Media | 93 VM

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Availability In Stock
Vintage 2008
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Doyard
Rating 96 RP
Region Champagne: The sharp, biting acidity, cutting through the richness; the explosive force that shatters the bubbles as they rise to the surface; the intense flavor and compelling, lively mouthfeel; these are all hallmarks of a good Champagne. Most wines are made from a combination of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, but there are pure-Chardonnay variants and ones that blend only Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. As a result, most wines come with a feeling of familiarity, if not nostalgia. Each Champagne house has its own unique style, so different bottles of Champagne may not resemble each other outside of the core varietal strengths. The soil composition of the subregion is characterized by belemnite and chalk, which lets it absorb heat during the daytime and release it at night. This terroir helps create the feeling of airy, playful lightness of fine sparkling wine. These wines were originally marketed towards royalty, and you can feel a hint of that elusive blue-blood elegance and confidence while drinking one. A good Champagne carries you away like a hurricane carries small debris, and you can feel the powerful life force in each bubble even. The characteristic Champagne "pop" has become a staple at parties and celebrations around the globe - when you hear it, good times are right around the corner.
Type of Wine Champagne: Nothing like a refreshing, vivacious glass of fine Champagne during a hot summer afternoon. Typically combining Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, each Champagne house has a distinct style. Whether you want to sample a single varietal (such as the 100% Chardonnay blanc de blancs) or a tasteful blend, no region can compete with Champagne.
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Varietal Champagne Blend
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