Eight stunning grower Champagnes

These are all brilliant.

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Champagne Agrapart Cuvée Minerale Grand Cru Avize 2007
Lovely depth and finesse here, with toast and apple, pear and citrus. Lovely complexity. Dry, structured, pure and profound. 95/100

Champagne Michel Loriot Monodie en Meunier Vieilles Vignes Les Virtuoses 2007
Varietal Pinot Meunier. Rich but focused with notes of toast, ripe apple and spice. Lovely depth with some creamy richness and a complex finish, with some lemony freshness. Lovely breadth of flavour here, a distinctive richer style. 94/100

Champagne Moussé Special Club 2008
100% Pinot Meunier. Lovely toasty richness with ripe apple and citrus. Very pure but with lovely fruit richness. Powerful, brooding and balanced in a brilliantly fruity style. 95/100
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Champagne Charlot-Tanneaux Grand Cru 2006
From a single vineyard of 5 ares in Ay, aged on lees under cork, just 480 bottles made. Open appley nose shows fresh citrus fruit. The palate has lovely finesse and elegance with rich, ripe pear and apple fruit. Notes of peach and toast add richness, and there’s a lovely soft texture. Remarkable: generous yet complex. 96/100

Champagne René Geoffroy Rosé de Saignée Blanc de Rosé NV
This is remarkable. The first 10 boxes of grapes are fermented with the stems. Lovely peppery, bright fresh red cherry fruit. Amazingly open and elegant with lovely purity and focus. Great precision and purity here. Distinctive and beautiful. 94/100

Champagne Francis Boulard Les Rachais Brut Nature 2007
This blanc de blancs is fresh and lively with lemons and apples. Lovely purity. Lean and intriguing. 92/100
Champagne Bérêche et fils Le Cran Ludes Premier Cru Montagne de Reims 2006
100% Pinot Noir. Very fine, fresh and expressive with bright citrus, apple and pear fruit. Focused and complex with lovely taut finesse. 94/100

Champagne Eric Rodez Blanc de Noirs NV Ambonnay
100% Pinot Noir. Taut, lemony and bright with lovely complexity. Focused flavours of lemon and grapefruit. A serious wine with amazing precision. 94/100

Champagne Pascal Doquet Premier Cru Vertus 2004
Chardonnay. Subtle and sophisticated with nice toast and citrus notes. Complex with nice texture and depth. Balanced. 94/100

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