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Grand Vintage 2004

Grand Vintage 2004

50% Chardonnay | 40% Pinot noir | 10% Pinot meunier

Ageing 7 to 10 years on lees

Dosage: 6 gr/l

Bottle

A great wine, expressing the unique personnality of the vintage and the Boizel style.

 

Elaboration

A generous crop both in quality and quantity. Due to a dry September, the grapes were perfectly healthy; the maturation was very slow, with harvest starting only in October for many crus.

 To elaborate a Grand Vintage, only grapes with the potential to produce wines with finesse and ability for long aging are selected.

The blend for 2004 is 50% Chardonnay from the Cote des Blancs (Mesnil sur Oger, Chouilly, Vertus), 40% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims (Mailly, Bisseuil) and 10% Pinot Meunier (Cumières). Only the first pressing (the cuvee) is selected. After bottling the Grand Vintage has been aged for 8 years in our deep cellars before release.

The dosage is low (6gr/l) to preserve the purity of its aromas.

 

Tasting notes

The robe shows a warm gold color with very fine persistent bubbles. 

The nose reveals a wonderful aromatic complexity and elegance. The Grand Vintage 2004 first expresses discreet notes of warm brioche and yellow peaches, then more intense aromas of dried fruits and honey. 

On the palate the wine is pure with a refined texture. The intensity of aromas is balanced by minerality and freshness. 

The final is long and elegant.

Complex and intense, the Grand Vintage 2004 allows wonderful matches with a dover sole meuniere, roasted veal with chanterelles, or truffled poularde.

 

90/100

Wine Enthusiast 2014

92/100

“ Very intense and soft, very pleasant.”

Jordi Melendo

Guide Melendo Del Champagne 2014

16,25/20 Recommended

“Spun sugar on a steamed apple nose with a citrussy palate and some lactic notes. Crisp finish and great length with a long life ahead of it.”

Decanter Magazine 2014

Gold Medal

Mundus Vini 2013