Exclusively made with Grand Cru fruit, the impressive and powerful 2008 Comtes de Champagne Rosé is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, with 12% still red wine blended in to give the wine its gorgeous colour and phenolic framework. Tight at this stage, the 2008 Comtes is slow to reveal itself on the nose, but gradually the rich, leesy notes are complemented by vibrant red cherry, redcurrant, crème pâtissière and a citrus note – almost grapefruit pith. After an astounding 12 years on lees, the wine has a remarkably fine, persistent mousse, with a savoury autolytic note. Alongside a tight core of sweet berry fruit, there’s a steely, saline minerality that runs through the wine, building to a citrus-led finish scented with strawberry and cherry blossom. Rich and precise, this regal wine will reveal even more with a decade in bottle.
FINE+RARE (February 2022)
|6x75cl||-||0 Immediate | 7 Marketplace||£1,649.00|
|3x75cl||-||7 Immediate | 0 Marketplace||£827.00|