The 2008 1522 Rosé offers a super-appealing combination of forward fruit and the brisk underlying energy that is such a signature of the year. Red berry and floral notes build in a creamy, beautifully textured Champagne endowed with terrific depth and density. The 1522 Rosé is built off a core of the 1522 Blanc with both still red and saginée Pinot, which gives it more color and richness stylistically than the Clos des Goisses Juste Rosé. Dosage is 4.25 grams per liter.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2026
Robert Parker 94
The 2008 Extra Brut Grand Cru 1522 is also showing very well, offering up aromas of citrus, confit citrus, blackcurrants, marzipan and spice. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a layered and multidimensional core that marries the tangy acidic spine of the vintage with plenty of flesh and fruit, concluding with a long and chalky finish. While it’s in a very different stylistic register to the 2009, the two are on a similar qualitative plane.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2040