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N.V. Laherte Frères Champagne Extra Brut Les Clos

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 2013 - 2022 (Edit)
CT89.6 31 reviews
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Label borrowed from 2012
2012

Community Tasting Notes 26

  • Finare Vinare wrote: 93 points

    August 10, 2021 - L. 09 - so a solera of the vintages 2005-2009. No date on back label, but probably disgorged in Spring 2013. Nicely developed with complex aromas, vertical structure and brilliant acidity. A great experience of aged Laherte. Should keep for several years more. (Disclaimer: ITB with Swedish importer Vin & Natur)

  • arvidpalmqvist Likes this wine:

    September 3, 2020 - Candied fruit, orange marmalade, biscotti, biscuits, bruised apple, quinine, grapefruit, minerals. Quite complex and long in a vinous and elegant style, Lot.09 (solera 2005-2009). All 7 grape varietals leaves me humbled and intrigued at the same time.

  • guitarguy wrote: 90 points

    October 22, 2016 - A nice mouthful of baked apples, lemony mineral, fine bubbles and caramel notes. Drink now.

  • Hansen73 wrote: 88 points

    May 29, 2016 - A bad bottle, oxidized

  • CamWheeler wrote: 88 points

    May 23, 2015 - Blind Champagne Tasting: Very floral, lemon, orange peel and light toast. Good acidity here drives the palate and it is crisp but not harsh. I wouldn't mind a touch of dosage here to soften but I was happy to drink it.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2012, Issue #40, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report

    (NV Laherte Frères “Les Clos” Extra Brut NV) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2011, Issue #34, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report: Good Looks at Vintages 2002, 2004 and 2005 And a Plethora of Superb Non-Vintage Bottlings

    (NV Laherte Frères “Les Clos” Extra Brut NV) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    December 2010 (link)

    (NV Laherte Freres Les Clos Extra-Brut) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Josh Raynolds
    Dec-10, IWC Issue #20101, 12/1/2010 (link)

    (NV Laherte Freres Les Clos Extra-Brut) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/2/2010 (link)

    (NV Laherte Frères, Les Clos NV Champagne White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2010, Issue #28, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report

    (NV Laherte Frères “Les Clos” Extra Brut) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    December 2009 (link)

    (NV Laherte Freres Les Clos Extra-Brut) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagne: The Last Frontier (Dec 2009) (link)

    (NV La Herte Freres Extra-brut Les Clos) Subscribe to see review text.

Champagne Warrior

  • By Brad Baker
    July 2009, Issue #3, The 2008 Champagne Vintage

    (Laherte Les Clos Vin Clair - Solera based on) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Brad Baker
    July 2009, Issue #3, The 2008 Champagne Vintage

    (NV Laherte Les Clos - 2005 base) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2009, Issue #21, Recently Tasted Champagne and Sparkling Wine

    (NV Laherte Frères “Les Clos” Extra Brut) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Peter Liem
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    (NV Laherte Frères Les Clos Brut Nature (base 2007)) Subscribe to see review text.

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Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    4/3/2010 (link)

    (NV LAHERTE Les Clos Extra-Brut) Champagne Dear Friends, As Easter approaches, I dangle a single word in front of you...Unique. A word that is often abused in the wine-trade but personifies the electric Champagne of this producer, this parcel is a unique peek into the looking glass that defines an individual style. If you long for a singular expression that combines indigenous varietals with an attitude that could care less about the accepted norm in Champagne, look no further than the fastidiously crafted wines of Laherte... NV Laherte Freres Les Clos Extra-Brut (2005) Laherte Freres Les Vignes d'Autrefois Pinot Meunier Extra Brut Please note: Laherte is for those with a flexible notion of their wine boundaries - if you favor something like Bollinger or Krug, stay very far away. If you lean toward Jerome Prevost, Cedric Bouchard or any of the other important young-guns, Laherte is even more extreme in their expression of the Extra-Brut style (with arguably two of the most admired wines in all of Champagne among the underground, the Les Clos and Vigne d'Autrefois). It's impossible to pick a favorite between the two wines - it's not about a 93 vs. a 90 pt score - that's missing the point entirely. EXTREMELY LIMITED Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Champ9520

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Laherte Frères
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Extra Brut
  • Vineyard Les Clos
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 77 (35%)
  • Consumed 141 (64%)

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