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"Impressive for its balance & sheer richness. I loved it" Antonio Galloni

"Emerging from the glass with layers of hazelnut & spice" Wine Advocate

The perfect partner to any celebration!

Andre Clouet Grande Reserve Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Noir NV (France)

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$48.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $61.00 $53.04
6 Btls, $293.94 6 Btls, $255.60
Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points Commended
Andre Clouet Grande Reserve Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Noir NV (France)

Andre Clouet Grande Reserve Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Noir NV (France)

Member rating / 1
The Clouet family fought for many generations to take hold of this land, finally doing so in the 18th century, and haven’t let it go since!
$48.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $61.00 $53.04
6 Btls, $293.94 6 Btls, $255.60

Accolades

Awarded 90/100 Points

Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, Oct 2011

Awarded 90/100 Points

Wine Spectator, Oct 2008

Awarded 90/100 Points

Decanter, Dec 2016

Commended: 'Top Six Grower Champagnes'

Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide, Jul 2017

Description

"Unfortunately I was only able to taste one new release from Andre Clouet this year. The NV Brut Grande Reserve emerges from the glass with layers of hazelnut, pear, spice and dried flower aromas. This rich, creamy wine impresses for its balance and sheer richness. I loved it" Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate

"It’s always puzzled me that the remarkable, terroir-expressive champagnes of André Clouet never seem to come up among the rockstar growers of Champagne. And yet on the basis of his current cuvées, I have again anointed this little grower in the grand cru village of Bouzy among the top six growers in Champagne. This of course places him among the top sparkling growers on earth. My scores rank him equal to Dom Pérignon, Louis Roederer and Taittinger. And that’s mighty company!... Release after release, year after year, I have always marvelled at the lemon blossom freshness that Clouet manages to capture in pinot noir from two of Champagne’s most powerful terroirs. Here it is again, in a captivating interplay of fleshy mirabelle plums, white peaches, crunchy golden delicious apples, and even a hint of pepper. Wild honey and mixed spice join the maelstrom along the way, gliding obediently into a well defined finish of soft minerality and integrated dosage" Tyson Stelzer

"Whole-grain bread, malt and candied berry aromas and flavors highlight this intense yet creamy Champagne, which picks up a floral accent as it cruises to a long, mouthwatering finish" Wine Spectator

"This extremely good value, all-Pinot Noir Champagne comes exclusively from grand cru vineyards. While it is packed with ripe pear and apricot fruit aromas, it is lifted by citrus and white flower notes. Complex and forward in style, with some biscuity characters and a long, persistent finish... No doubt this is one of the best value Champagnes out there" Decanter

Enchanting pale golden in the glass boasting aromas of citrus with ripe orchard fruits and are subtle biscuity almond touch. This stunning grower Champagne has a creamy, refined palate that lingers. Pear and nut follow through from the bouquet, highlighted by a creamy and floral feel.

The harvest is manual and takes a large selection of clusters to remove those who have not aged well. The winemaking is done in a traditional winery, almost archaic. A former high vertical press gets fine and balanced must go to small tubs where they conduct the alcoholic fermentation between 16 º C and 18 º C, and malolactic to 18 º C. The wine is aged in the cellars of the family to 10 feet deep, with disgorgement removed and manuals.

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12%

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NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

5 Stars

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