Joseph Perrier Cuvee Josephine 2008

$350.00 inc. GST

96/100 – Decanter
94/100 – James Suckling

“The 2008 Cuvée Joséphine constitutes only the ninth edition of this iconic cuvée, coming after 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2002 and 2004. It has a powerful aromatic intensity with white flowers, orchard fruit, mint and white pepper, while the dense, generous yet silky texture is supported by finely-judged acidity. Drinking Window 2022 – 2050.” – Decanter

“Elegant, yet structured, with a driven, sharp palate of lemons, lime curd, apricot stones, saltines and white flowers. Evolves to hazelnuts. Energetic and long, with vivid bubbles. Lots to like and ponder over. Blanc de blanc character. 52% chardonnay and 48% pinot noir. 5g/L dosage. Disgorged February 2019. Drink now or save in the cellar.” – James Suckling

Tasting Note: Cuvée Joséphine celebrates the touching story of Joseph Perrier, a father who, on the occasion of the wedding of his daughter Josephine, offered her the very best champagne he could make. For that occasion he designed the most beautiful hand painted bottle which was decorated with fine gold. The colour is yellow gold tinged with glowing coppery elements. The nose combines the floral fragrance of an iris garden and notes of “spicy-sweet” balsam and an exotic aroma of sandalwood. As it opens up the senses are assaulted by aromas of dried fruits, fig and prune. Finally there are sensual spicy elements. The palate is truly vinous with great vivacity. The Pinot Noir releases powerful fruit flavours enriched with almond notes, and a touch of vanilla. The Chardonnay is refreshing on the palate, with touches of pastry flavours. The finish is long, and complex and intense, with a soothing note of white truffles of Alba. The style of Joséphine can be characterised in two words: Intensity and Balance.

Winemaking Notes: Cuvée Joséphine is made up of 54% Chardonnay and 46% Pinot Noir coming from Premier and Grand Cru vineyards in Avize, Vertus, Chouilly, Cumières, Mailly and Le Mesnil sur Oger. It is aged in bottle for a minimum of 6 years. The riddling is done manually on pupitres. Each bottle passes through the hands of around ten cellar hands, all passionate about the creation of exceptional champagnes.

Alcohol: 12.0%

Variety: Champagne

Region: Champagne, France

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