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Champagne Langlet

Champagne Langlet
2009 Extra-Brut, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut Vintage

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$58
Cellar Selection

Champagne Langlet
2009 Extra-Brut, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut Vintage

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Straw color. Aromas of brioche with apple compote, white cherry, spice cookies, quince paste, hints of petrol, and chalk with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long golden apples and young pineapple finish with crunchy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A bright Champagne that seems to have taken an anti-aging potion; sprightly and youthful despite its age and will continue to shine with more cellar time.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Old World
Aroma Aroma: brioche with apple compote, white cherry, spice cookies, quince paste, hints of petrol, and chalk
Taste Flavor: golden apples and young pineapple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright champagne that seems to have taken an anti-aging potion; sprightly and youthful despite its age; continue to cellar.

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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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