Saturday 29 August 2015

A Bottle Of Bubbly - 2008 Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs, Launois

I tasted this at a trade tasting last year and consequently bought a couple of bottles. Lets see how they are doing.

2008 Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Reservée  Launois
The nose is still young and rather tight, but opens up nicely in the glass with notes of lemon cream, almonds, dried flowers, grapefruit and wet stones. Deep and fine. With some time it becomes more creamy. Very, very good.
The taste is structured and tight with fine notes of lemon peel, chalk, smoke and a hint of a vanilla pod. Very long and dry. A fine acidity. Salivating. This is good. But will become even better with 3-5 years in the cellar. Note to self - lets not open the remaining bottles for some time.
92p   (tasted 2015/08)