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Alfred Gratien Paradis Rose Champagne
Original Price: $898.00
Sale Price: $808.00
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Type > Champagne

Vintage: NV

Format: 750ml

Country : France > Champagne > Epernay

Rating:

WS: 94

RP: 94

AG: 92

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Description
(RP=94) Even better, the NV Brut Rose Cuvee Paradis is big, rich and powerful. The intensity, breadth and volume of the 2006 vintage comes through eloquently. At the same time the Paradis remains incredibly light on its feet and totally gracious. Sweet floral notes add lift to this bright, perfumed, totally beautiful Rose Champagne. The balance of power and finesse is striking. The 2006 is 58% Chardonnay and 42% Pinot Noir. Going forward the Paradis Rose will be vintage-labeled for greater clarity. Disgorgement date: September 26, 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. (WS=94) The creamy texture and mouthwatering acidity create a lovely interplay on the palate, leading the way for finely woven flavors of currant, white cherry, candied orange zest, smoky mineral and grated coconut, with a delicate thread of ground spice that persists on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 1,500 cases made. (AG=92) (70% chardonnay and 30% pinot noir; L12321): Pale orange. Bright strawberry, raspberry and toasty lees on the intensely perfumed nose, with a seductive note of potpourri gaining power with air. Sappy, spice-accented red fruit flavors are energized by zesty blood orange and white pepper nuances, with a note of buttered toast adding depth. Plays power off vivacity on the precise, smoky, very long finish.