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2014 Georges Laval Champagne Premier Cru Brut Nature Les Chênes


  • France
  • Champagne
  • Champagne Premier Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • lepetitchateau wrote: 89 points

    December 10, 2021 - Gilman and Galloni both gave high scores to this Champagne, so it was worth a try, despite the Community (i.e., non-professionals) scoring being substantially lower. On the palate this displays sizable depth and precision, real chalkiness with a notable apple flavor character. Not much vigor in the bubbles, and quite austere, to the point of making this not so interesting… too subtle a Champagne. Maybe it should be ages longer to see what happens with sufficient (?) time.

  • Jammy Wine wrote: 88 points

    August 12, 2019 - Georges Laval is a highly regarded grower Champagne house in Cumieres, and Les Chenes is a lovely vineyard yielding ripe Chardonnay. Frustratingly, most of us end up drinking grower champagnes too young as small producers release their champagnes soon after bottling mostly due to cash flow reasons. Firmly structured Blanc de Blancs with ripe lemons, red apples, Sharp acidity, ripe Chardonnay fruits. Needs a lot of cellaring! (88?/100)

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    December 29, 2018 - Austere, lean, steely, lemony, and completely dry. Unappealing at present, particularly when served on the cold side as it was. This may never have the right balance or that bit of flesh that a zero dosage wine needs.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2018, Issue #77, Recently-Tasted Champagne Part Two- Autumn of 2018

    (Georges Laval “Les Chênes” Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature (Cumières)) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagne: The 2018 Summer Preview (Jul 2018), 7/1/2018 (link)

    (Georges Laval Brut Nature Les Chênes Sparkling White) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Georges Laval
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Brut Nature
  • Vineyard Les Chênes
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne Premier Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 133 (69%)
  • Consumed 60 (31%)

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