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Cedric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Blanc de Noirs les Ursules 2008

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Please note the review posted on the Wne Advocate has a typo and lists Ursules as a Blanc de Blancs when in fact it is a Blanc de Noir. "Bouchard’s NV (2008) Blanc de Blancs Roses de Jeanne Ursules is a mid-weight, precise Champagne layered with green apples, pears, jasmine, spices and minerals. There is a somewhat ethereal quality to the 2008 Ursules I find highly appealing. The signature Bouchard precision is amply evident throughout, leading to a kaleidoscopic, thrilling finish. This tastes very much like 2008 still wines did in barrel, and my guess is that it will require at least a few years in bottle to offer its finest drinking. The wine kept improving in the glass, pointing to a very bright future. Simply put, this is a fabulous Ursules. Disgorged July, 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. Once again, I was blown away by the wines I tasted from Cedric Bouchard. What else is new? My visit to the property earlier in the year was a revelatory experience. I got a little lost navigating my way through the sleepy village of Celles-sur-Ource, but when I happened along a meticulous, obsessively tended vineyard I knew I was close to the cellar. As exceptional as the young wines were, I was most struck by the capacity of these Champagnes to develop complexity in bottle. The 2004 Haute-Lemblee, which I scored 97 points two years ago, is living up to all of its promise, while the 2002 Creux d’Enfer, a wine I reviewed in my recent profile on Bouchard on www.erobertparker.com, left me speechless. Readers seeking to discover the finest in Champagne owe it to themselves to check out the wines of Cedric Bouchard. Minuscule yields, organically farmed old-vine parcels, a non-interventionalist approach in the winery and cellar and Bouchard’s inspired vision elevate these single-vintage, lieu-dit wines to the summit of Champagne. The wines are bottled unfined, unfiltered and with no dosage, leaving only the indelible stamp of vintage, vineyard and grape variety as interpreted by this immensely gifted vigneron. For what it is worth, these are some of the most treasured bottles I own...94" WA 12/10

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Snooth User: Barberesco
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01/01/2013

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Please note the review posted on the Wne Advocate has a typo and lists Ursules as a Blanc de Blancs when in fact it is a Blanc de Noir. "Bouchard’s NV (2008) Blanc de Blancs Roses de Jeanne Ursules is a mid-weight, precise Champagne layered with green apples, pears, jasmine, spices and minerals. There is a somewhat ethereal quality to the 2008 Ursules I find highly appealing. The signature Bouchard precision is amply evident throughout, leading to a kaleidoscopic, thrilling finish. This tastes very much like 2008 still wines did in barrel, and my guess is that it will require at least a few years in bottle to offer its finest drinking. The wine kept improving in the glass, pointing to a very bright future. Simply put, this is a fabulous Ursules. Disgorged July, 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. Once again, I was blown away by the wines I tasted from Cedric Bouchard. What else is new? My visit to the property earlier in the year was a revelatory experience. I got a little lost navigating my way through the sleepy village of Celles-sur-Ource, but when I happened along a meticulous, obsessively tended vineyard I knew I was close to the cellar. As exceptional as the young wines were, I was most struck by the capacity of these Champagnes to develop complexity in bottle. The 2004 Haute-Lemblee, which I scored 97 points two years ago, is living up to all of its promise, while the 2002 Creux d’Enfer, a wine I reviewed in my recent profile on Bouchard on www.erobertparker.com, left me speechless. Readers seeking to discover the finest in Champagne owe it to themselves to check out the wines of Cedric Bouchard. Minuscule yields, organically farmed old-vine parcels, a non-interventionalist approach in the winery and cellar and Bouchard’s inspired vision elevate these single-vintage, lieu-dit wines to the summit of Champagne. The wines are bottled unfined, unfiltered and with no dosage, leaving only the indelible stamp of vintage, vineyard and grape variety as interpreted by this immensely gifted vigneron. For what it is worth, these are some of the most treasured bottles I own...94" WA 12/10

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