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    Jacquesson Champagne 'Avize Champ Caïn' 2008

    Jacquesson Champagne 'Avize Champ Caïn' 2008

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    100% Chardonnay from the Champ Caïn lieu-dit in Avize. The parcel is situated at the bottom of the slope facing due south; calcareous soil of clayey, sandy, silty structure over blocks of Campagnian chalk. Planted to Chardonnay in 1962 with 12,000 vines over 1.3 hectares. Chablis pruning. Grapes harvested on 26th September 2008 with 7.7g/L acidity. Bottled on 18th May 2009. Disgorged in April 2018. Dosage: 2.5g/L. 2008 was a year characteristic of our northern clime: spring was cool and rainy, summer dry and windy, as was September. Proof that Champagne can produce a great vintage despite a cool growing season!

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    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      5-10 Years
    • Varieties

      Chardonnay
    • Vintage

      2008
    • Alcohol Content

      12%
    • Closure

      Cork
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

    Critic Reviews (2)

    Nick Stock

    96 points | August 2019

    There’s complexity here that delivers a wealth of grilled-almond and background chalky notes with a punchy, fleshy lemon and peach-kernel core. Bracing, mineral finish. I’d actually lay this down. Try from 2022.

    There’s complexity here that delivers a wealth of grilled-almond and background chalky notes with a punchy, fleshy lemon and peach-kernel core. Bracing, mineral finish. I’d actually lay this down. Try from 2022.

    William Kelley

    97 points | August 2019

    Disgorged in April 2018 with 2.5 grams per liter dosage, Jacquesson's 2008 Extra Brut Grand Cru Avize - Champ Caïn is showing brilliantly, soaring from the glass with a lively bouquet of waxy lemon rind, green apple, walnuts, marzipan and subtle hints of drawn butter and honey. On the palate, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with terrific concentration, mid-palate volume and structural tension, with a deeper, broader profile than the 2008 Core Bautray tasted alongside. The finish is long, saline and chalky. While Hervé Chiquet observes that Jacquesson has made considerable progress—especially in the vineyards—in the last decade that the 2008 necessarily doesn't reflect, this is nonetheless a brilliant Champagne.

    Disgorged in April 2018 with 2.5 grams per liter dosage, Jacquesson's 2008 Extra Brut Grand Cru Avize - Champ Caïn is showing brilliantly, soaring from the glass with a lively bouquet of waxy lemon rind, green apple, walnuts, marzipan and subtle hints of drawn butter and honey. On the palate, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with terrific concentration, mid-palate volume and structural tension, with a deeper, broader profile than the 2008 Core Bautray tasted alongside. The finish is long, saline and chalky. While Hervé Chiquet observes that Jacquesson has made considerable progress—especially in the vineyards—in the last decade that the 2008 necessarily doesn't reflect, this is nonetheless a brilliant Champagne.

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