Fr En
Millésime
1988
Heady
Following an intense year, Rare Millésime 1988 is a generous and heady wine. Its “coziness” invites you to savour it like a great cognac. Given its enticing, welcoming sophistication, it offers incredible ageing potential.
1990 1985
Tasting note
On the eye: Radiant
In the bright, deep gold hues, vivid yet discreet bubbles weave an attractive effervescence.
On the nose: Heady
An initial plump scent of plants, dried fern and humus, is followed by a sensuous truffle fragrance and the floral overtones of figs and dates. The core is characterised by warm notes of ripe grains, refreshed by verbena.
On the palate: Sophisticated
The velvety texture of cocoa beans and mocha gives way to more powerful notes of dried fruit, hazelnuts and dried currants. The aromas of plants and herbs, peppered with hints of eucalyptus, is combined with the delicious scents of sandalwood and incense. The final harmonies of tobacco, truffle and “old library” unfurl in an extraordinary freshness and aristocratic roundness, even 30 years after bottling.
Weather: Uneven
Weeks of record heat vied with very cool temperatures, unveiling a mature and opulent vintage.
FOOD PAIRING
Line Caught Turbot, Roscoff Style

Accompanied with a cigar
AGEING POTENTIAL
Drink until 2030
Blending : 70% Chardonnay - 30% Pinot Noir
Awards
GOLD
Decanter World Wine Award 2015
18/20
Bettane & Desseauve 2008
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