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Alfred Gratien : Cuvée Paradis Brut 2008

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The Champagne Alfred Gratien 2008 Paradis Brut exhibits an incredible texture: a pale yellow color, very thin slow bubbles and a lovely mousse delicately floating on the surface of the wine.

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Although discreet at first, the nose suggests great freshness. This 2008 Champagne reveals subtle lemon grass and white flower scents -honeysuckle and May lili- then salt and mineral notes, enhanced with white pepper. A warm temperature brings out the vanilla notes. This 2008 vintage is elegant and promising.

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To the palate, the discreet and tender 2008 Paradis Brut Champagne offers a delicate and smooth body. The acidity brings a lovely silky texture while the bubble creates a round ensemble. The finish is also reserved; long and pure.

Parker : 90+ / 100
J. Robinson : 16+ / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2008 Cuvée Paradis Brut (L15351, disgorged in 12/2015 with eight grams per liter of dosage) blends 65% Chardonnay with 35% Pinot Noir and offers a deep and intense bouquet of ripe lemon flavors. Very pure and mineral on the palate this is a powerful, but straight, complex and finesse-full Millésime with a long and tension-filled finish. This has great expression and excellent quality, though is still very young.
Champagne
Grape varieties
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Dessert wine
No

Environment
Conventional viticulture

J. Robinson
16+

Wine Spectator
93

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Area
Champagne

Appellation
Champagne

Color
White

Producer
Alfred Gratien

Sweetness
Brut

Parker
90+

Allergens
Contains sulphites