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
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.
A firm-textured, lively tasting brut that combines fresh citrus notes with a crisp texture and a clean finish. Drink now through 2000.
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.
Fresh fruit flavors and lovely acidity make this appetizing. Dry in style, bracing in texture, with complex spicy nuances that linger on the finish.
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.
A very lean, dry style that focuses on its acidity and green fruits. This makes it a style that needs good bottle aging - the sample tasted was too young. But for those who like dry, crisp Champagnes, this is beautifully made.
Firm yet accessible, here's a medium-bodied Champagne with bread, apple and a hint of coffee. Balanced, with a lingering finish. Drink now.