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2007 Camille Saves Grand Brut Millesime

Retail: $72.00

$64.97

per bottle

Rating
93+ Pts John Gilman - View from the Cellar

Color
White

Size
750 mL

ABV
12.0%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2007

Varietal(s)
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry, mushroom, apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla

Nose

barnyard, cherry, plum, game, tomato, apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla

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John Gilman - View from the Cellar:

"The 2007 Camille Savès Brut Millésime is comprised of a blend of eighty percent pinot noir and twenty percent chardonnay, with all of the grapes for the vintage bottling hailing from vineyards that are a minimum of thirty-five years of age. This vintage did not go through malolactic fermentation and spent five years aging on the lees prior to disgorgement, with a dosage of seven grams per liter. My tech sheets on this bottling do not indicate that any of the vins clairs for this wine were barrel fermented, but I do seem to catch a bit of oak influence here on the nose that is really well done and captivating. The bouquet is stunning, jumping from the glass in a complex and vibrant blend of peach, apple, a touch of almond paste, a beautifully classy base of soil, a touch of fresh nutmeg, brioche and just a touch of oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and youthfully complex, with a rock solid core, outstanding focus and balance, very refined mousse, brisk acids and superb focus and grip on the very long and racy finish. 2007 is supposed to be a vintage that favors chardonnay, but apparently the old vine pinot in Bouzy did not get the memo! A gorgeous bottle of wine that deserves a few years in the cellar to fully blossom. 2016-2035+." (08/13)

Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media:

"(80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay; disgorged November, 2012): Bright yellow. Intense, mineral-driven scents of candied lemon, redcurrant, buttered toast and fresh flowers. Smoky and focused in the mouth, offering energetic orchard fruit flavors complemented by deeper-pitched dried fig and honey. Packs a serious punch on the finish, which features a sexy floral quality and lingering toastiness."

David Schildknecht - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"Savès' 2007 Brut - representing an 80-20 blend of Pinot and Chardonnay from Bouzy - features exuberantly juicy grapefruit, lime and apple alluringly laced with salt, chalk and liquid honeysuckle perfume. A succulent and mouthwateringly sustained finish incorporates invigorating piquancy of pips and rinds. The bottle I tasted had been disgorged already last November, but I suspect that it would add nutty depth and perhaps other additional interest over the next couple of years." (12/13)

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