Pierre Moncuit Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2008


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“The 2008 Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru is a fabulous wine from this great Champagne vintage. Given the extended time on the lees (more than ten years) the 2008 shows quite a bit of complexity that has developed in bottle. Baked apple tart, spice, apricot, orange peel, spice, hazelnut and coffee are some of the many aromas and flavors that shape this wonderfully complex Champagne from Moncuit. The 2008 is in an ideal place for drinking now, as it offers a great deal of complexity. Dosage is 7 grams per liter. Disgorged November 2020. Drinking window: 2020-2030. 94 points

The Moncuit family makes consistently outstanding Champagnes but doesn’t seem to get much attention, and that’s really a shame. The core of the domaine’s holdings are in Mesnil. Readers will find terrific expressions of this Grand Cru village in the Delos and Vintage cuvées. The wines are all done in steel, with full malolactic fermentation, yet preserve tremendous cut, energy, and, most importantly, personality.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (11/20)