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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 5 
TypeWhite - Sparkling
ProducerAgrapart & Fils
VarietyChardonnay
DesignationMinéral
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionChampagne
SubRegionAvize
AppellationChampagne

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Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 29 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by WillersC on 11/9/2014 & rated 92 points: Really lovely bottle. Chalky, citrus, mineral, very complete and smooth. Delicious (1116 views)
 Tasted by Wine_lvr on 11/1/2014 & rated 92 points: Very light in color. nose of apple cider, caramel/salt pretzels scent starts emerging after around 30 min, dark bread and white flowers. Very straight Champagne, good structure and very precise. I suggest to drink this wine not too cold as the interesting flavors start to emerge at a temperature of around 14 degrees Celsius. Now fully mature but plenty of live left. Drink - 2022 (799 views)
 Tasted by Tavastgatan on 2/23/2014 & rated 92 points: It's lovely in every sense and with time this will turn into a beauty. Improves all night with air, lots of delicious licorice notes in the end. (2497 views)
 Tasted by spillwine on 1/28/2014 & rated 91 points: Idem (1549 views)
 Tasted by Papies on 1/24/2014 & rated 90 points: Once again a pretty solid performance with a full-ish and rich feel and especially for an extra brut very round and lush. Good toasty side, light citrus, light exotic feel at times. Pretty good but needs a notch up. 90-91 (1688 views)
 Tasted by Uncle John on 1/5/2014 & rated 94 points: Beautiful intense Champagne with crisp acidity expansive mouth and a long finish. Stunning. (1128 views)
 Tasted by PC73 on 1/1/2014 & rated 91 points: Crisp and clean. Very toasty and brioche.
Soft and delicate on the palate. Quite complex.
Very enjoyable. Easy to drink. (1117 views)
 Tasted by EMichels on 12/23/2013 & rated 90 points: Funky nose of straw and clean barnyard; Palate semi-complex; Could use a bit more excitement (622 views)
 Tasted by spillwine on 12/8/2013 & rated 91 points: Idem (579 views)
 Tasted by spillwine on 12/1/2013 & rated 91 points: Superbe (557 views)
 Tasted by mattyboy_ on 11/28/2013 & rated 92 points: Lovely. Quite lush and round for an extra brut. Very pretty floral, honeysuckle, passion fruit, Asian pear aromas on the nose. The palate is full and rich with a glycerin-like texture knitted together by fine minerals. Drinking well now. (589 views)
 Tasted by WillersC on 10/8/2013 & rated 90 points: Drunk as an aperitif but might have been better with some food. This started off quite abrasive but softened and gained width over time. Previous bottles have showed better. It had a lovely blanc de blanc nose with lots of chalk, mineral and citrus but the palate was a little bitter. (715 views)
 Tasted by dkstar1 on 9/23/2013 & rated 91 points: Papies is right on with his/her comments. Some citrus notes - definitely some toasty notes tucked away that come out after about 20 minutes. As minerally as the name implies. Dry but enjoyable. Perfect cleanser either before dinner (as was my case) or in between courses perhaps. Would like to try with just oysters...or better yet - razor clams. (735 views)
 Tasted by Papies on 9/20/2013 & rated 91 points: Quite full and rich and a lot rounder than we expected it to be. Mineral as per name but also lush fruit notes, citrus, melon, with good weight and nice toasty elements. This probably spent a lot of time on its lees. Definitely an interesting wine although not sure on the longevity. 91-92 ( March 2012 discorgement) (815 views)
 Tasted by PC73 on 7/14/2013 & rated 91 points: This was really impressive. Citrus notes on the nose. Crisp and fresh on the palate. Notes of green apple and lemons. Creamy. Toasty and nutty on the finish. Worth seeking out.
(421 views)
 Tasted by shadow on 7/8/2013 & rated 93 points: Expectations met, bone dry, rocky water with a clean palate left in its tracks. (1145 views)
 Tasted by Clos & Cru on 5/17/2013 & rated 88 points: Smokey, vegetal, nutty touch of oak, mushrooms. Little edgy and ruff (362 views)
 Tasted by WillersC on 5/12/2013 & rated 91 points: Nice BdeB nose.The palate is now maturing a little with some baked apple notes. Quite rich and full in this bottle. Still good, although not as impressive as previous bottles (1261 views)
 Tasted by Totoro on 4/11/2013 & rated 91 points: très beau champagne, au nez delicat et fin sur les agrumes avec une pointe de noix fraiche et d'ores et déjà une sensation minérale qui se poursuivra en bouche. Beaucoup de delicatesse, de la sève, il commence à avoir des saveurs miellées tout en restant très pur. 16.5/20 (405 views)
 Tasted by WillersC on 2/17/2013 & rated 92 points: Consistent wih previous notes (1384 views)
 Tasted by kstoddard on 2/16/2013 & rated 91 points: G6 (Rick): Butter and caramel with some tropical fruit aromas. Tastes of lemon and melon fruit. Good mid palate minerality. Elegant finish. (1582 views)
 Tasted by WillersC on 12/24/2012 & rated 92 points: Really lovely again, quite a full on, fruity champagne but with wonderful underlying line and tension, overlaid with good minerality and lemon sherbert (1252 views)
 Tasted by WillersC on 4/28/2012 & rated 92 points: Yum, yum, yum. Very fine, light delicious, Chardonnay driven white ginger driven wine. Awesome (1807 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, Focus on Grower Champagne (Jun 2013)
(Agrapart Extra Brut Blanc De Blancs Grand Cru Mineral) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (4/30/2013)
(Agrapart et Fils, Minéral Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Grand Cru Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, New Releases from Champagne (Dec 2011)
(Agrapart Extra Brut Blanc De Blancs Grand Cru Mineral) Subscribe to see review text.
By Brad Baker
Champagne Warrior, September 2011, Issue #12, Champagne Tasting Notes
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By Peter Liem
ChampagneGuide.net
(Agrapart & Fils Minéral Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru) Subscribe to see review text.
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Champagne

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France - When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of consistent quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Champagne - The French region of Champagne (including the cities of Rheims, Épernay, and Aÿ) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and wine-making traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range in sweetness ranging from an extra brut or brut 0, to the basic brut to demi sec to doux; some houses produce single vintage champagnes and others produce non-vintage (or incorporate wines/grapes of multiple vintages), often to preserve a specific taste; combinations of grape varietals; and colors, including a rosé. There are several sub-appellations, including the Valley of the Marnes river running from Épernay west, Massif de Saint-Thierry north and west of Rheims, Valley of the Ardre, the Mountains of Rheims (between Rheims and Épernay), Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, and Côte des Bar in the South. Champagne wine only uses three grape varietals (cépages): Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier.

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