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A good glass of - #Champagne Paul Lebrun Vintage 2008

26 December 2014, by Sebastian Nickel

Here’s a vintage like one we don’t find often in Champagne. Characterized by cool weather conditions and slow bottle maturation, it took no less than five winters in the tranquility of our cellars, to fully develop its bouquet and balance. A light gold color, fast and regular bubbles that burst like sparks at the surface of the wine. The first discrete nose offers citrus, floral and minty aromas, and furtheron, to patiently evolve towards a beautiful complexity of grapefruit, candy, white peaches, pears and quince ... A fruit festival! The mouth is very straight, tight and mineral, with a creamy finish and persisting, verry well integrated bubbles, the flavours being rounded off by some notes of litchi, hazelnut and brioche.

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Wheras the roundness and the aromas of dried fruit of the 2004 vintage suggested a Champagne more suitable for aperetif and dessert, the 2008 vintage stands up to lobster and crayfish with elegance and finesse. A Champagne for connoisseurs from an outstanding vintage ...



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