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Barons de Rothschild Blanc de Blancs 2008

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£190.00
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£194.00
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Description & Technical Information
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Champagne Barons de Rothschild 2008 is their second vintage release and from a year that was not easy, but ended very strong: The cold weather made a particular impression on this year 2008 in Champagne, starting in October and all through December, with temperatures falling below -10°C. After a long winter, the spring brought mild weather as well as steady rains; then in June a radiant sun hinted at beautiful blossoms, followed by a hot and dry July. The beginning of August was accompanied by exceptionally cool and rainy days, followed by a providential sun which covered the entire Champagne region all through mid-September. A roller-coaster year that has produced classic champagnes for most producers.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Côte des Blancs; Avize, Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Lees Ageing: 8 years
Dirgorged: Spring 2017
Dosage: 6 g/l
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: The champagne reveal some exotic fruit characteristics, so you have the rich apple and citrus notes and a hint of pineapple and white peach. There is just the hint of a toasty brioche character, this will come out much more with age. The palate enjoys a rich lees texture and with the lively mineral freshness a trade mark of 2008. The champagne ends really light, a mix of minerality from the chalk and a hint of salinity. dishes, scallops and shellfish will bring out the best of this champagne.
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Expert Reviews
95/100
Antonio Galloni
“The 2008 Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Speciale is a blend of fruit from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Avize and Cramant. Deep, resonant and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2008 is super-impressive. I especially admire the way the wine fleshes out with a bit of air. Citrus, sage, menthol and dried flowers add nuance to what is a very powerful wine. The 2008 saw full malolactic fermentation, with some bâtonnage for added texture. This is a superb showing from the Rothschild family.”
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