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Alfred Gratien Brut Champagne

750 ml.

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Where it's produced

Country:
France
Region:
Champagne

What's in the Bottle

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier

Product Details

Type:
Sparkling Wine
Brand:
Alfred Gratien
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
NV
Item #:
93094
Case:
12 bottles
UPC:
766285161019
Status:
New

Alfred Gratien Brut Champagne  NV / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

93
93 pts.: Nov 15, 2016

Rich, with hints of brioche and honey accenting the patisserie apple, mandarin orange peel and candied ginger flavors. Shows vibrancy throughout, framed by firm acidity and an airy mousse. Offers a lasting, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2020. 1,500 cases imported.

93
93 pts. : December 15, 2012

A bright, balanced version, with a streak of minerality and a pleasant juiciness to flavors of black currant, poached apple, brioche, grilled plum and crystallized honey. Hints of candied lemon zest and grated coconut ride the fine texture on the finish. Drink now through 2020.

92
92 pts.: Nov 15, 2014

Offers lovely balance and a fine, lacy texture, with the firm acidity providing a backbone for the flavors of ripe blackberry and pear fruit, pastry cream, candied lemon zest, almond biscotti, oyster shell and chalk. Disgorged November 13, 2013. Drink now through 2021. 5,000 cases made.

91
91 pts.: Jan 2015

Light, bright gold. Sexy smoke- and mineral-laced aromas of ripe citrus and orchard fruits, plus with a suave floral overtone and a late hint of vanilla. Sappy and seamless on the palate, offering pliant orange and yellow apple flavors and a bracing jolt of chalky minerals. Closes with repeating smokiness and strong thrust, leaving a subtle honey note behind.

91
91 pts. : November 30, 2009

Fresh-tasting and creamy, with a hint of oak adding complexity. Apple, peach and grapefruit flavors prevail, with nervy acidity driving the finish. Echoes spice and butter on the finish. Drink now through 2012.

91
91 pts. : November 30, 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.

90
90 pts.: 12/1/2016

As with all this producer’s wines, the first fermentation iof this bottling was in wood, adding richness and smoothing out the fruit to give a warm, round character. The acidity is still tight and crisp, with citrus and apple flavors shot through with minerality. Drink now.

90
90 pts.: Nov/Dec 2010

Pale gold. Lively aromas of lemon and orange zest, with deeper pear and melon qualities and a hint of vanilla. Sappy and precise in the mouth, offering citrus flavors that gain flesh and sweetness with air. Finishes with very good clarity and tangy persistence.

90
90 pts. : October 31, 1999

Fresh fruit flavors and lovely acidity make this appetizing. Dry in style, bracing in texture, with complex spicy nuances that linger on the finish.

89
89 pts.: 31st Dec 2009

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.

88
88 pts. : December 15, 2000

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

88
88 pts.: 12/1/2005

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.

88
88 pts.: 29th Jun 2016

Pure, ripe and intense on the pretty elegant nose, which delivers flavors of brioche, pain aux raisins and vanilla, the barrel-fermented Alfred Gratien NV Brut is a remarkably good Champagne. Based on the 2010 vintage and 30% reserve wines, the current cuvée blends 50% Pinot Noir and Meunier and 50% Chardonnay. Fresh and well structured, with fine tannins and a nice minerality, this is a lovely, round and refined Brut with a pretty complex finish. The wine was disgorged in December 2015 with ten grams of dosage (L16018 ).

88
88 pts.: Nov/Dec 2000

Strong mousse. Fresh, floral aromas of apple, mint, toast and cumin. Lively and intensely flavored; concentrated and round. An attractive middle-of-the-road style, with enticing ripeness of fruit and moderate dosage. Finishes with good length.

86
86 pts. : December 31, 1998

A firm-textured, lively tasting brut that combines fresh citrus notes with a crisp texture and a clean finish. Drink now through 2000.

80 pts.: February 1, 1998

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.