Full Review

Mod

Mod
2008 Réserve, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut Vintage

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$480
Cellar Selection

Mod
2008 Réserve, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut Vintage

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
Golden yellow color. Aromas of fresh baked ciabatta, panettone, roasted walnut, and roasted mushrooms with a velvety, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, engaging, medium-length lemon curd on crumpets, chalk, and pineapple sauce finish. A fruits and toast reign supreme in this full-bodied champagne with great minerality.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: fresh baked ciabatta, panettone, roasted walnut, and roasted mushrooms
Taste Flavor: lemon curd on crumpets, chalk, and pineapple sauce
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruits and toast reign supreme in this full-bodied champagne with great minerality.

The Producer

Mod Sélection Champagne

The Producer

Their Portfolio

90 Mod NV Rosé, Champagne 12% (France) $400.00.
93 Mod NV Réserve, Champagne 12% (France) $300.00.
92 Mod 2008 Réserve, Champagne 12% (France) $480.00.
93 Mod 2008 Rosé, Champagne 12% (France) $550.00.
92 Mod NV Blanc de Blancs, Champagne 12% (France) $450.00.
93 Mod NV Blanc de Noirs, Champagne 12% (France) $450.00.

Champagne Brut Vintage

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Brut Vintage Champagne is a Champagne produced from grapes solely from one vintage. Each Champagne producer has the right to declare a particular vintage; some vintage such as 2002, considered a classic, was declared by virtually every producer, while 2005, thought to be a lesser vintage, was declared only by some producers.

As a vintage Champagne is limited to the fruit of a single year and not several years, as is the norm, production is limited and the price is more expensive than a non-vintage Champagne (in most cases). Depending on the type of vintage Champagne (a prestige cuvée for example as opposed to a standard vintage offering), aging will vary,anywhere from three years after release to twenty.

It is important to remember that a vintage Champagne is not necessarily better than a non-vintage; rather it is different.

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