Very deep colour with peach and salmon tones, suggesting good ageing potential. Fine effervescence, a luxuriant nose with a fruity overtone dominated by ripe plum and cherries gives way to spicier aromas. The high level of red Bouzy wine can be recognized in the mouth: a tight palate with strong structure and a slightly tannic finish. The 1975 Vintage Rosé magnum will age well for over 10 years.
The salmon robe is deep and beautiful. The mousse is fine and still very present. The powerful and complex nose calls up woody tones against a mineral background. The palate is incredibly fresh for this wine dating from more than one-third of a century ago.
An underpinning of hay, leather and even Oriental spices enhances the complex aromas. This venerable wine is remarkably voluptuous. Thanks to its tremendous ageing potential, the 1978 Vintage Rosé bottle will continue to improve for more than 6 years.
The wine boasts a beautiful polished gold robe. Effervescence is subdued but still present. The nose is mature and incredibly complex, with fruity notes of jam (clementine), vegetal tones (dark tobacco) and woody aromas (cedar) against a background of spices. Balance in the mouth is perfect with an initial forthrightness giving way to an unending finish underpinned with pastry notes.
Thanks to its tremendous ageing potential, the 1980 Vintage Bottle will continue to develop well for more than 6 years.
Beautiful peachy pink colour with fine, long-lasting effervescence. The initial nose is enchanting, calling up notes of roast coffee, mocha and cocoa that give way to more complex aromas, with a mineral background typical of the red wines from Champagne. The flavour of forest fruits explode in the mouth underlining the structure and freshness, whereas the scent of citrus and candied figs with a delicate finish of dried figs enhance the wine's silky acidity. A generous thrust carries through to a smooth finish reminiscent of dried fruit.
The 1989 Vintage Rosé Bottle offers good ageing potential for more than 15 years.
A lovely bronze/golden tinge to the colour. Effervescence is fine and long-lasting. An impressive nose that is intense and exceedingly rich, complex and concentrated from the start. Two types of fruit notes dominate: candied - almost cooked - fruits and citrus fragrances. Aerating the wine reveals vanilla notes of rare elegance, underpinned by mineral scents. On the palate, a forthright first impression quickly gives way to the structure. Hints of liqueur and candied citrus give the wine beautiful freshness. A voluptuous, long finish.
Cave privée 1990. "This toasty, superbly mature wine is part of a series of releases featuring the house's cellar-matured Champagnes. This emerges from the glass with complex flavors of almond, brioche, citrus and a hint of steeliness. The majestic richness of the wine has fully justified its decades of aging."
Cave privée 1990. "Rich flavors and aromas of bread pudding and molasses mix with hints of baked peach, biscuit, ground ginger, fleur de sel and candied orange zest. Elegant, this shows lovely balance, a subtle bead and a delicate yet persistent freshness."
Cave privée Rosé 1989. "Rich and creamy, this is aging gracefully. The finely tuned acidity and lightly beaded texture provide an elegant frame for the layers of coffee liqueur, toasted almond, cherry bon bon, iodine and orange peel flavors. The long finish is tinged subtly with smoky mineral. Disgorged October 2008. Drink now through 2022."