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Alfred Gratien Champagne Blend Champagne Brut 2005

Member Review by Mark Angelillo:

Pale golden color. Has a pleasant spice on the palate with green fruit flavors, mostly pears and citrus. Full bodied and delicious.

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Alfred Gratien:
Alfred Gratien is a Champagne house based in Epernay, France that has been producing since 1864. Nicolas Jaeger is the current cellar master, responsible for ensuring the quality of the Champagnes, selecting the very best Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes to add to the cuvées. The grapes are sourced from the three main regions of Champagne for each varietal: Chardonnay fr... Read more
Alfred Gratien is a Champagne house based in Epernay, France that has been producing since 1864. Nicolas Jaeger is the current cellar master, responsible for ensuring the quality of the Champagnes, selecting the very best Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes to add to the cuvées. The grapes are sourced from the three main regions of Champagne for each varietal: Chardonnay from Côtes des Blancs, Pinot Noir from Montagne de Reims and Pinot Noir from the Marne Valley. Wine is produced without the use of malolactic fermentation to preserve the integrity of the grapes’ specific characters. All of these factor in to make a series of top quality, small production Champagnes in a variety of styles sure to please any palate.  Read less

Member Reviews for Alfred Gratien Champagne Blend Champagne Brut

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Vintage: NV 02/17/2008

Pale golden color. Has a pleasant spice on the palate with green fruit flavors, mostly pears and citrus. Full bodied and delicious.


External Reviews for Alfred Gratien Champagne Blend Champagne Brut

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Vintage: 1983 05/12/2008

Champagnes from Alfred Gratien have a lengthy tradition and, disregarding the mass-produced ethos and fashions of modern times, still remain true to that tradition today. This vintage bottling is showing incredibly well and proves that great Champagnes are made for the cellar.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 04/24/2013

The light, persistent mousse carries an understated aroma of hazelnuts and cream. It’s soft and velvety on the palate, this it finishes dry and slightly tart. A clean, simple and integrated wine.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 12/28/2013

An elegant version, sculpted by well-cut acidity and a hint of chalky mineral, this features a fine bead and flavors of apple, tangy black currant, honey, almond and gingerbread. Lasting finish. Disgorged April 2012. Drink now through 2018.


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Vintage: NV 06/24/2007

Full of brioche and toast on the palate. Round and approachable with a mineral edge on the finish.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 04/24/2013

The NV Brut is a wonderfully elegant, classy wine laced with perfumed fruit that carries through to the finish, where smoke and toastiness add further layers of complexity. This mid-weight Champagne is an impeccable wine at the non-vintage level. Disgorged: June, 2008, (not indicated on the label). Anticipated maturity: 2009–2013. This is an impressive set of wines from Alfred Gratien. The wines are notable for their sheer class and refinement.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 05/18/2011

Firm yet accessible, here's a medium-bodied Champagne with bread, apple and a hint of coffee. Balanced, with a lingering finish. Drink now.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 05/18/2011

Aromas of spiced lemon, pear and mint. Brisk and spicy in the mouth; the strong acidity, in conjunction with bracing flavor of preserved lemon, gives this wine great vibrancy. Rather tightly wrapped. Shows lovely finishing sweetness as well as a hint of youthful bitterness.


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