Grande Cuvee Edition 165
The NV Grand Cuvee 165eme Edition Brut (ID 416039 - disgorged IV/2016) is a multi-vintage Champagne based on the 2009 vintage and includes a wide range of reserve wines from fine vintages going back to 2001. The 165th edition is comprised of 127 wines and opens with a beautiful, very clear and delicate bouquet that displays very fine toast, nougat, hazelnut, ripe and dried fruit (raisins), floral and concentrated (and refreshing) citrus fruit aromas. On the palate, this is a generously rich, mature yet fresh, highly finessed and elegant prestige cuvee with a long, complex, tensioned and beautifully mineral finish with tangy citrus flavors. Under perfect storing conditions, the 165eme Edition should gain even more depth and finesse during the next 10 to 15, maybe even 20 years. Tasted in Reims in April 2018.
(237, The Wine Advocate 30th Jun 2018)