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Vintage 2008 vs 2009 Collection 75cl
|Vintage 2008 vs 2009 Collection - 75cl||Vintage 2008 vs 2009 Collection - 75cl||£580.00|
This is an opportunity to taste five different pairs of champagne from 2008 and 2009 vintage at your house or at a location of your choosing with an option to be tutored through the tasting. Nick our founder presents most of these tastings.
2008: Initially a difficult, damp year with widespread mildew; drier conditions in August and a fine, warm September proved many producers’ saving grace. Classically-styled wines with fresh acidity balanced by sound ripeness achieved by a long and slow ripening. Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2008 shows the prowess of this harvest. The next outstanding vintage to follow 2002 and 1996 - incredible!
2009: After early complications August was hot and sunny, with virtually no rain until October, creating ideal conditions for the onset of ripening. A superb summer produced a clean high quality crop, with particularly good Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims. Plump and approachable with a balance of acidity, champagnes from 2009 promise good ageing potential.
Included in this collection:
Louis Roederer 2008: A ravishing bouquet on the nose which is generous and deep, ruled by the red fruits that dominate the blend. Orchard fruits on the palate combine with soft, mineral qualities. With age, this vintage is certain to develop and increase in structure.
Louis Roederer 2009: Golden in colour, Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2008 has a bouquet characteristic of the Pinot Noir grapes from Verzenay and Verzy. Packed with ripe fruits, the finish is dry, rich and complex. Still so young, it has an abundance of fruit and freshness that promise serious ageing potential. The 2008 vintage is an intense and lively champagne, embodying the fruitiness and power of this unique harvest.
Moet & Chandon 2008: Vanilla notes on the nose gradually expand into darker toastier notes of roasted almonds. On the palate deep flavours of fleshy fruits, peaches and grapefruit. There is a superb silky texture that combines with the full bodied Pinot Noir.
Moet & Chandon 2009: Vanilla notes on the nose gradually expand into darker toastier notes of roasted almonds. On the palate deep flavours of fleshy fruits, peaches and grapefruit. There is a superb silky texture that combines with the full bodied Pinot Noir.
Palmer & Co Vintage 2008: A bright yellow colour with aromas of ripe citrus and peaches. There is an underlying nuttiness that is evident on the palate. A vibrant and acidic mouth-feel is balanced with ripe fruits and a slightly creamy texture. The layers of complexity last throughout the long lingering finish. A great example of this fantastic vintage.
Palmer & Co Vintage 2009: A deep gold animated by a very vivacious and fine effervescence. On the nose, aromas of ripe orchard fruits and citrus tones. A well rounded palate with honey and red berries. Fresh and forward like most of the released 2009's.
Pol Roger 2008: Aged in Pol Roger's cellars, thirty-three metres below ground level at temperatures of just 9°C, some 2-3°C cooler than the cellars of other producers. On the nose, this vintage is focused with hints of spice. On the palate, slight toasted notes give way to a rounded depth of delicious fruits with perfect acidity. A long finish of apples and a lovely creamy texture. From a vintage that has been compared to the exceptional 2002, given time this will be even more rewarding.
Pol Roger 2009: A deep pale lemon colour with a fine bead of bubbles. The nose is youthful with candied lemon and grapefuit. On the alate a creamy autolytic mouth feels with a refreshing backbone of acidty. Throughout the mid palate until the end has the underlying Pol characteristics but with a youthfulness. It is more accessible compared to 2008
Taittinger 2008: A blend of juice exclusively from the first pressing of the grapes and is aged for four years in the cellars, allowing the aromas to mature slowly and the length and complexity of the wine to develop. On the nose yeasty bread aromas combine with an abundance of ripe fruits. The palate is full of lemon and mandarin hints with a this freshness that continues throughout to the finish, lingering long with complex flavours.
Taittinger 2009:Pale yellow with a constant fine stream of bubbles. Initially on the nose there are yeasty bread aromas that give way to a sweeter fruity scent. On the palate hints of lemon and mandarin are present that leads to a slighty honeyed mid-palate. The finish is exceptionally long and generous with an abundance of fresh and rich fruits. A vintage that is ready to drink but given some time the maturity will only add to the flavours.
Vintage 2008 vs 2009 Collection includes ten 75cl bottles as described.
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