White - Sparkling

2008 Launois Pere et Fils Champagne Grand Cru Special Club Blanc de Blancs


  • France
  • Champagne
  • Champagne Grand Cru
Drink between 2018 - 2027 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • Vino Me wrote: 93 points

    January 5, 2019 - My first bottle. Made from two plots of old vines planted before 1952, one in the grand cru of Oger called 'Chenys' and one in Mesnil called 'Derriere Maison'. This is one of the last Special Clubs being made by Launois as they have left the Club Tressoirs. Light yellow color. Very bright and lively at this stage. Notes of almonds, chalk and brioche. Aggressive bead. Very youthful and will benefit from some aging. With time this could rival the 2002 when it was at it's peak. 93+ points.

  • AllRed wrote: 92 points

    December 31, 2018 - Courtesy of VM. Aromas of apple, honeysuckle and flint. Medium bead. Apple and biscuit flavors with a subtle earthy quality that I couldn't quite place. I like it, but I doubt I will look to add it to the cellar.

  • Nanda wrote: 91 points

    December 27, 2018 - Nice chewy orchard fruit and a dense profile that is well balanced with fresh acids and an energetic bead. Moderate complexity and length. But all in all, this is a good Special Club.

  • acyso wrote: 90 points

    December 27, 2018 - Dinner at Margeaux Brasserie (Chicago, IL): I'm told this is the last Launois Special Club, though the reason for that is unclear. In any case, it's a good one, with plenty of the 2008 acidity bringing freshness and lift, but also some creamy qualities on the palate thanks to a touch of dosage. Drinking really well now, this isn't too taut with its acidity or minerality. It's not super complex, but it's definitely very enjoyable.

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  • acyso wrote: 93 points

    December 13, 2018 - HDH December auction; 12/13/2018-12/15/2018 (Chicago, IL): A slightly creamy, briochy nose, with some really nice white fruit. The palate is fairly broad, with a very generous richness. Great acidity to provide cut through the bigger palate.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Launois Pere et Fils
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Special Club Blanc de Blancs
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne Grand Cru
  • UPC Codes 7070292824243, 7070334995092

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 487 (75%)
  • Consumed 152 (24%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Aperitif, Cured meat, Light meat, Salmon, Shellfish, Skalldyr, Spekemat, Trout

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