vendredi 8 novembre 2019

Champagne Claude Cazals - Le Clos Cazals 2008


(around 72 euros per bottle)

Sober and harmonious presentation.

Aspect:

White gold, crystal-clear.

Fine and dynamic bubbles.

Fine bead of foam.

Nose:

Outstanding and endless perfumed round.

Sensual aromas of apple and pear compote, citrus fruits and white flowers, hymns to the Chardonnay, exclusive varietal, highlighted by an iodized and mentholated breath.

Later, the radiant maturity reveals scents of pastries and roasted coffee, subtly spicy, result of 10 years of ageing of the champagne.

Palate:

Vertiginous purity at the opening, underlined by the adjusted dosage with 5 g/L of sugar added at disgorgement and enhanced by the magnificent minerality of the chalk of the Grand Cru of Oger, in the Côte des Blancs.

The mouth becomes caressing and gourmet, characteristic sign of the old plots of vine (60 years old) and of the exceptional maturity of the grapes protected by the walls of Le Clos Cazals.

Balanced finish, punctuated by spices thanks to the passage in barrels of 10% of the base wines.

Great length on the palate.

For this cuvée Le Clos Cazals 2008 Extra Brut, Delphine Cazals offers us a remarkable interpretation of the exceptional terroir of Le Clos Cazals acquired by her grandfather, Olivier Cazals, in the 1950’s, and signs a new unforgettable opus of this cuvée created in 1995.

Ideal as an aperitif or during the meal, with ravioles of scallops, for example.

While the Champagne house Cazals has celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2017, Delphine Cazals, true to the values passed down by her grandfather, Ernest, cooper and founder of the house and by her father Claude, visionary wine grower, inventor of the mechanical riddling of the bottles, has been perpetuating the family traditions since 1996. She produces with passion exceptional champagnes, outstanding variations around the Chardonnay and the noble terroirs of her 9 hectares vineyard in the Côte des Blancs, of which Le Clos Cazals of 3.70 hectares in Oger.

Champagne Claude Cazals
28 rue du Grand Mont
51 190 Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
Tel.: +33 (0)3 26 57 52 26