Vintage Champagne 2008 Special Club Jose Michel, packed in a gift box
Vintage Champagne 2004 Jose Michel Wonderful, fruity and round. Peaches and greengages with a lovely long finish. For the price it is as good as the 80 to 100 mark Vintage Champagne. If this is a special gift you can pick the delivery date after you checkout.
Tasting notes, The Wine Advocate, 90+
Michel's 2008 Brut Special Club is a bend of 50/50 Meunier and barrel fermented Chardonnay from 50-year-old vineyards. The 2008 was disgorged in January 2015 with dosage of seven grams per liter. It's clear and rich on the nose, offering dried fruits and sweet cherries, including the skins. Very delicate and pure on the palate, light and charmingly well balanced, this Cuvée has a well structured and persistent finish. I suppose the 2008 will gain complexity over the years and indeed there is enough substance for development.
José Michel is well known for his Pinot Meunier, based in Moussy (Coteaux Sud d'Epernay), which covers 50% of his ten hectares of vines in the Marne valley. Indeed I like his straight and very delicate Pinot Meunier Brut, which is a lovely aperitif but should also ripen very well over a couple of years.