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Wine Enthusiast 2014

Monday 10 November 2014

Champagne Boizel has received great scores and ratings for 5 excellent champagne from Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2014.



Joyau de France 2000          91/100

The millennium year, 2000, was not the greatest Champagne vintage. However, Boizel has released a prestige cuvée from that year and produced a well matured wine with a dry character and plenty of toasty notes. Dominated by Pinot Noir, it is deliciously rich and totally ready to drink.


Grand Vintage 2004               90/100

With half the blend Chardonnay, this has a crisp and steely character. It also has richness and the first signs of maturity. It is full in the mouth, an elegant Champagne that would be good to drink now, but will also develop further.


Blanc de Noirs                        89/100

A Blanc de Noirs made exclusively from Pinot Noir always has a feeling of weight and richness. This is no exception, full-bodied in character, with rich pink grapefruit and green plum flavors. The bottling is still young and will benefit from bottle aging until 2016.


Blanc de Blancs                     88/100

This steely, almost bone-dry Chardonnay is very fresh and still young in bottle. It is bright, full of citrus and apple flavors, with a touch of quince and layers of youthful acidity. Age until at least mid-2015 before drinking.


Brut Réserve                          88/100

Boizel is one of those enlightened producers that indicates the date of disgorgement—and therefore how fresh the wine is likely to be—on its nonvintage bottlings. This Brut, from an April 2014 disgorgement, is an attractively fruity wine with fresh acidity, ripe red apples and a light, bright aftertaste. Drink now.