Fleury Pere et Fils Cepages Blancs 2004
Vintage from Champagne, France
Alcohol By Volume: 12.3%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
"Flavors of quince paste, green plum, biscuit and ground spice mix in this lively and accessible version, supported by a minerally undertow and vervy acidity. Well-balanced and finely textured, with a spiced finish."
"Fleury's 2004 Brut Cepages Blancs is an intriguing wine laced with exotic passion fruit, citrus, minerals and flowers, all of which come together in a bracing, focused style. This shows gorgeous complexity, textural finesse and a brilliant, crystalline finish. The Cepages Blancs can be enjoyed today, although it requires quite a bit of air for its inner perfume to emerge. Alternatively, it can be cellared for another decade or so. This beautiful, harmonious Champagne from Fleury is a gem.
The Wine Advocate
"Light, bright gold. Aromas and flavors of candied orange, pear, succulent herbs and anise, complicated by brioche and smoky mineral accents. Lively and focused but rich too, showing a suave blend of heft and vivacity on the long, tangy finish. This Champagne is aging slowly and deserves plenty of patience."
International Wine Cellar
"Spicy scents of chamomile introduce this wine, its white flower scents meeting red fruit in the finish. The structure is firm, almost tannic in its savor, the saturated flavors lengthening with air. Showing no traces of oxidation, this is set to age further, or to pair with braised rabbit."
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