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Duval-Leroy Champagne Blend Champagne Brut 2008

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Type of Vine: Blend Alcohol Percentage: 12 %

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Duval-Leroy:
Champagne Duval-Leroy was founded in 1859 when two Champagne families came together to share their interests. Since its creation, Champagne Duval-Leroy has been located in Vertus, in the heart of “La Cote des Blancs”. Currently the House cultivates about 200 hectares, much of which is devoted to production of high quality Chardonnay grapes. The predominance of Chardonnay in the elaboration of ... Read more
Champagne Duval-Leroy was founded in 1859 when two Champagne families came together to share their interests. Since its creation, Champagne Duval-Leroy has been located in Vertus, in the heart of “La Cote des Blancs”. Currently the House cultivates about 200 hectares, much of which is devoted to production of high quality Chardonnay grapes. The predominance of Chardonnay in the elaboration of the cuvees gives a finesse, lightness and elegance to DUVAL-LEROY champagnes. Headed by Carol Duval-Leroy since 1991, the company is one of the few remaining 100% family-owned Champagne firms and is ranked in the 15 top Champagne houses. Read less

Member Reviews for Duval-Leroy Champagne Blend Champagne Brut

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Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.50 5
05/15/2009

Light lemon, creamy, medium dry. Yeasty. Light grapefruit and ginger.


Snooth User: ValerieYeo14
746541131
3.00 5
05/25/2012

Citrus nose, tiny bubbles and bright acidity with a creamy mouthfeel. Elegant and nice finish.


Snooth User: alisabowman
1098926170
4.00 5
05/15/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: nclang10
6996714
5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 12/28/2010

No an expert wine drinker, but this was my wedding wine. It is the best alcoholic drink I've ever had. Like to get a few more to share with family but can not find it anywhere around here in chicago area.


Snooth User: sparklingonline
7342326
4.00 5
Vintage: 1995 05/29/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
4.00 5
Vintage: NV 03/02/2012

Bright golden toast hue with constantly streaming pinpoint bubbles, and aromas of baked apple-pear tarts with a kiss of citrus; rich flavor notes of biscuits and dried pear dancing over a almost never-ending finish. Great sparkling value!


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
138702503
3.50 5
Vintage: NV 07/30/2009

WD: Duval Leroy Fleur de Champagne Brut NV: 80% C, 20% PN, a blend of twenty crus from Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs. An obvious lemon sherbet nose. Full, very fresh palate, with firm acidity. A rather sharp mousse, whic fades quickly. Will improve in the short term. Good. 16+/20.


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External Reviews for Duval-Leroy Champagne Blend Champagne Brut

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 01/09/2013

Duval-Leroy has its finger on the consumer hot button; this is what most people conjure up in their mental palate when the word Champagne pops up. Full, almost fleshy, and richly delicious, this is not the most complex or elegant bottle. But in terms of delivering big, friendly flavor at a fair price, this is the one to beat. I particularly like the way the wine continues to evolve on the back palate; it doesnandrsquo;t just sit there and grin at you. It smoothly rides into a toasty sunset, waving its big hat.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 06/19/2013

Real champagne; toasty, yeasty and robust, with hypnotic bubbles; a long, bone-dry finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 06/19/2013

Dry, creamy entry. Lovely interplay between hazelnuts and red berries. Elegant, toasty, balanced. Delicate.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 01/09/2013

Founded in 1859, Duval-Leroy has been under the direction of owner Carol Duval-Leroy since 1990, and she is one of the few women at the helm of a Champagne house. This full-bodied non-vintage brut uses a 2003 base and blends 75 percent Pinot Noir with 25 percent Chardonnay. The grapes were sourced from 20 different vineyards located on the Montagne de Reims and the Candocirc;te des Blancs.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 01/13/2015

A fresh, finely knit version that meshes a silky mousse and delicate acidity with a subtle flavor range, including rich hints of toasted brioche, blackberry, spun honey, lemon zest and smoked almond. A fine aperitif in terms of weight and balance, but in a slightly richer style. Drink now through 2020.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 01/09/2013

Located in the Candocirc;te des Blancs, Champagne Duval-Leroy is known for its Chardonnay-dominated bubblies, but in recent years the house has signed numerous contracts in the Montagne de Reims area of Champagne to increase its Pinot Noir supply. This NV brut blends 75 percent Pinot Noir with 25 percent Chardonnay, with 2005 as its base year (along with 20 percent reserve wines). Grapes were sourced from 15 different crus, about 35 percent of them estate-owned.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 01/09/2013

Thereandrsquo;s a creamy edge to the quince, biscuit, honey and ginger flavors in this well-cut Champagne, which help to balance the firm acidity. Vibrant and expressive, with a zesty finish. Drink now through 2014.


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