Champagne "Millesime"


90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay. Joel’s benchmark cuvee, Millesime spends 12 years in bottle before disgorgement. Three grams of dosage. Only 150 cases made.

92 points
"The 2008 Joël Falmet Extra Brut Millésime was aged fully twelve years on its fine lees prior to disgorgement and finished with a dosage of three grams per liter. The cuvée’s cépages in ’08 is ninety percent pinot noir and ten percent chardonnay. The wine delivers lovely complexity on the nose, wafting from the glass in a mix of apple, peach, fresh-baked bread, a nice touch of hazelnut, chalky minerality and plenty of upper register smokiness. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a superb core of fruit, a lively girdle of acidity, frothy mousse and a long, well-balanced and still fairly youthful finish. The bouquet here is showing lovely secondary layers, but the wine is still a bit young on the palate and it would not be a crime to tuck it away in the cellar for a few more years and let those acids relax just a bit more on the backend. Good juice."
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar
93 points
"An appealing Champagne, with a broad, creamy feel working in tandem with racy acidity to showcase expressive flavors of baked black currant, chopped almond, whole-grain toast and accents of candied lemon peel and crystallized honey. Reveals hints of white truffle and oyster shell that linger on the fresh, salty finish. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay."
Alison Napjus,
Wine Spectator
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Product Line: 
Pinot Noir