André Clouet, Brut Grand Cru Millésimé Bouzy 2008

100% PN from estate vineyards in Bouzy. Jean-François lets 20% of his production see barrel; the rest is raised in steel. Aged four years on the lees. Disgorged December 2016. Dosage: 6 g/l.

Village Wine Imports, New York NY.

Yellow-gold. The nose is an aromatic blockbuster, just this side of assertive, gingerbread and mirabelle, toasted pistachio and driftwood. Hints of dried herbs, burley tobacco, some clementine as it spreads and glows. The palate expands the way the heart expands. Piquant veins of acidity and the long finish is Xmas spicy and dry. Now – 2028+.

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