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  • Country ranking ?

    913
  • Producer ranking ?

    3
  • Decanting time

    -
  • When to drink

    Now-2030
  • Food Pairing

    Blini with caviar

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The Story

The company’s flagship wine is Femme de Champagne, first produced in the 1990 vintage. It is a very fine and feminine champagne that gives a great promise of the company’s future quality potential. Carol Duval-Leroy has a passion for gastronomy and this is reflected in her winemaking too. The medium-dry Lady Rosé, for instance, is made to complement desserts and she has even written a 200-recipe cookery book to match her champagnes.

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Wine Information

Blend: 79% Chardonnay & 21% Pinot Noir

 

 

 

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Vintage 1996

Up to this point 1996 has been considered a fantastic vintage which produced classic wines; the best since 1990. A long, dry summer produced grapes of record ripeness with record acidity. Some, including myself, question how the 1996s are aging. The wines are generally characterized by a distinctive rather lemony acidity and very good attack, but some wines now seem terribly austere, while others already seem dangerously short of fruit. None of the subsequent vintages are quite as distinctive as 1996, which in the more successful cases should almost certainly be drunk after the 1999s.

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Tasting note

color

Medium, Yellow and Bright

ending

Long, Extensive and Vibrant

flavors

Toasty, Mineral, Creamy, Citrus and White fruits

nose

Intense and Rich

taste

Firm, Focused and Fresh

Verdict

Sophisticated and Excellent

Written Notes

Probably just as potent as the 95, but not as beautiful as things are today. A more grilled, smoky and acid flavour profile. A blend of white flowers and grilled angler fish. Does that sound daft as a description of the flavour of an awesome champagne?
  • 93p

Medium to full body, complex and flavorful palate. Shows length and beauty. Pie crust, cooked apple and lemon rind continue on the finish. A truly great 1996 with a combination of finesse and strength.

  • 94p
Medium-deep lemon-green colour. Delicate, elegant, fresh nose of herbs, green fruits and flowers. Edium long, light and balanced. Energetic more closed thatn the millesime fro the houyse. Mouthwatering juicy and lively.
  • 93p
Good looking magnum size bottle. Colour is yellow, and looking bright and medium. On the nose it is open, intense and rich. The taste is fresh, firm, vivid and focused. On the palate it is layered and has citrus, toasty, mineral, creamy and white fruits flavours. The finish is long, vibrant and extensive. This wine is sophisticated, excellent and too oxidised for unbiased valuation. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least 15min before tasting.
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Information

Origin

Vertus, Champagne

Drinking temperature

7-9C

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Femme de Champagne 1996  ( Duval-Leroy )

"first part of the worlds best champagne 2013 selection."

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