2008 Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale Vintage

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2008 Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale Vintage

The 2008 vintage is one of the most balanced of the decade. This wine reflects the experience of the House in putting together a champagne of such style, it is particularly well balanced, with great depth. Its simply invites celebration.

Tasting Notes

Nose

The nose opens with pure white fruit and quince notes that are delicately encompassed with honeysuckle and white flower fragrances

Palate

On the palate, it is generous and frank and reveals delicate exotic fruits that then give way to buttery brioche flavours. Full and concentrated on the palate it balances power and delicacy.

History

Founded in 1825, Joseph Perrier has been owned and run by the same family since 1888. Current director Benjamin Fourmon represents the 6th generation. Champagne Joseph Perrier owns 21 hectares of vineyards, situated in the heart of the region on the right bank of the River Marne, around Hautvillers and Cumières – two villages classed 93% in the ‘échelle des crus’. They are mostly planted with Pinot Noir but include 2 hectares of Chardonnay. The cellars stretch over three kilometres and date back to the Gallo-Roman period. The chosen name for these cuvées is no accident, nor any false claim to grandeur - ‘Cuvée Royale’ alludes to the historic relationship between Joseph Perrier and Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, as the royals’ Champagne of choice - probably the highest honour any Champagne House can hope to earn. All the wines are made with a keen focus on freshness and purity, a theme which runs right through the range and really shows its worth in the vintage cuvées which show impressive energy and poise and remarkable ageing potential. Aside from the royal connection, Joseph Perrier has been associated with some pivotal events, which represent great human achievements, from the celebrations around Concorde’s inauguration in 1976 to, more recently, the Noble Prize in Medicine.


Acclaim

  • Guide des vins Bettane & Desseauve 2020 - 16,5/20
  • RVF 2020 - 15,5/20
  • Decanter - 91 pts
  • Wine Enthusiast - 93 pts
  • James Suckling - 93 pts

Specifications

Year 2008
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 50% Chardonnay, 41% Pinot Noir, 9% Pinot Meunier.
Country France
Alcohol content 12% alcohol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9 units
Type Champagne
Cellaring Potential Ageing minimum : 6 years
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Dosage 4,5g/L
Food Matches With its rich fruit and fresh style this champagne will accompany dishes as diverse as a carpaccio of Saint-Jacques with vanilla oil and Bourbon pepper, pan-fried duck liver, or a Camembert from Normandy.
Features Vegan and Vegetarian
Origin Champagne - France
Appellation AOC Champagne