Thienot Grande Cuvee Alain Thienot 1999

Vintage from Champagne, France

Price: $159.00 $109.00
Save $50.00 (31%)
Item No. 110608
  • WS93
  • WE91
Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.

Winemaker's Notes

La Cuvée Alain Thienot is an unprecedented achievement from an outstanding vintage, and is only crafted in the finest of years. A subtle blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, this cuvee exemplifies a wine of great maturity. Aromas of buttered brioche on the nose, whilst aerating the wine reveals notes of citrus fruits and grapefruit. The wine is complex on the palate, combining finesse and maturity, and revealing impressive aromatic intensity. This is a wine of body and weight. La Grande Cuvee Alain Thienot is an exclusive choice with excellent ageing potential.

Enjoy with white buttered sole, monkfish or grilled sea bass.

Critical Acclaim

"Offers a fine balance between rich, smoky nut and coffee character and flavors of ripe pear, pineapple, lemon meringue and ground ginger, with well-meshed, firm acidity. A hint of coffee liqueur shows on the creamy finish. Drink now through 2020."
93 Points

"A wine that is showing a toasty, mature view of the 1999 vintage. There are flavors of soft almonds, a smooth texture and a final, soft richness. While this is unlikely to develop much further, it is an impressive, ripe, food-friendly wine. "
91 Points

Learn About Thienot

Champagne Thienot symbolizes the very essence of Champange and Bordeaux, France with its exclusive, global and contemporary profile. For 25 years, Alain Thienot has built the foundations for a new champagne house, with the greatest respect for a number of core values: quality, modernity and luxury, values which have enabled the vineyards to show their true potential. The...

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