White - Sparkling

2008 R. & L. Legras Champagne Grand Cru Saint-Vincent

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Champagne
  • Champagne Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • julen789 wrote: 88 points

    October 17, 2019 - Pineapple, ripe citrus, coconut, yoghurt, some caramel and brioche.
    Medium/high acidity, medium body. Seems very young, probably a more recent disgorgement than my last bottle months ago, not as pleasant as that one.
    88pt

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  • csimm1161 wrote: 92 points

    August 27, 2019 - Still sticking with my previous note. For me, this is a Champagne to pop now and over the short-term. In a decent window now. Still has some refreshing qualities along with some reductive elements.

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  • BenBlu Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 20, 2019 - A champagne that you need to let breath and let warm up a bit in the glass. As initially it is really very tight and shows a lot of bitter extract which is not pleasing in my view. However this almost blows off entirely and morves into little powerhouse - sappy green apple, mineral, lemon oil. It is a total contrast to the brilliant NV grand cru which in my view is not necessarily inferior (maybe not as great but as one wise man once said “a great wine doesn’t have to be a good wine and a good wine doesn’t have to be great”). Also neck to neck I would give the 2012 VV Presidence the nod which I had the prior week. As for the St Vincent I would probably give it another 5 years in bottle... 91-92

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  • csimm1161 wrote: 92 points

    August 5, 2019 - Grilled lemon, almond skin, lamp oil, plantain, marzipan, and hints of pulverized wet granite. Carries a decent amount of speed, but exhibits a more mature and oxidized profile. Finishes medium and slightly simple flavor-wise, but with enough push to elongate the experience of verve and speed. Drink now. 91-92 points.

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  • BenBlu Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 5, 2019 - 2008 Champagne horizontal (Medlar (London)): Blind identified as another non prestige cuvee pirate. Simple nose, a bit flinty. Was my 2nd least favourite of the night (Delamotte BdB 08 being the least favourite).

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer R. & L. Legras
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Saint-Vincent
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne Grand Cru
  • UPC Codes 3504040000121, 3504040000138

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  • Pending Delivery 24 (3%)
  • In Cellars 679 (82%)
  • Consumed 123 (15%)

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