Champagne Boizel Joyau de france 2000
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The robe is brilliant golden yellow, with fine, creamy mousse and a delicate persistant cordon. The bouquet is intense, concentrated with fresh floral fragrances (hawthorn), magnificent and mature fruit aromas (pineapple, yellow peach, apricot) and delicate notes of pastry. Some rare vegetal hints (lemony verbena) appears with candied citrus and beautiful notes of dried fruits, almonds, hazelnuts and sweet spices (cinnamon). The texture is silky, supported by smooth and creamy effervescence. The mouth integrates with finesse the complex aromatic register. The fruit aromas are confirmed (pineapple, apricot, touch of candied angelica) and are enriched by subtle nuances of cassis, cherries and exquisite notes of orange with a light and welcomed bitterness. The finish is long, reflecting the fine balance between purity, freshness, richness and complexity.
The millennium year, 2000, was not the greatest Champagne vintage. However, Boizel has released a prestige cuvée from that year and produced a well matured wine with a dry character and plenty of toasty notes. Dominated by Pinot Noir, it is deliciously rich and totally ready to drink.
Score: 91, Roger Voss, December 1, 2014
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