de Venoge Brut Louis XV Champagne 1996

9.332 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Steven Foster Delectable Pro

Wine buyer Belmont Wine Exchange

Definitely my other favorite of the night. Made in a decanter resembling what the king would use for champagne is this amazing little find. Super rich and golden with a nice pear and citrus profile. Hard to explain but always worth it.

Definitely my other favorite of the night. Made in a decanter resembling what the king would use for champagne is this amazing little find. Super rich and golden with a nice pear and citrus profile. Hard to explain but always worth it.

10

Gary Westby Delectable Pro

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

The best of the bunch. Half each Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, from a house that owns no vineyards. Nutty, doughy, but with plenty of drive from the vintage. Current release at 18!

The best of the bunch. Half each Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, from a house that owns no vineyards. Nutty, doughy, but with plenty of drive from the vintage. Current release at 18!

9.6

Jonathan Reimer Delectable Pro

Thick. Dense fruit. Soft effervescence.

Thick. Dense fruit. Soft effervescence.

9.5

Greg Koslosky Delectable Pro

Showed really well!

Showed really well!

9.5

Max Coane Delectable Pro

Raveneau with bubbles. So dope

Raveneau with bubbles. So dope

9.5

Tim O'Rourke Delectable Pro

Just fine, but not particularly interesting. Tropical fruits and medium length. But the bottle shape was weird at least...

Just fine, but not particularly interesting. Tropical fruits and medium length. But the bottle shape was weird at least...

8.4

R J Grogan

Past prime.

Past prime.

8.0

Matt Trader, TWP

Had this beauty when I proposed to my fiancé! 1996 vintage brut by De Venoge out of Epernay! Age has done this champagne well. Nice creamy mouth feel, delicate, very fine bubbles, lemon zest, mousse, golden apples, toasted nuts.. arguably one of the best 1996 champagnes out there. A prime example of how a great growing year and proper aging after digorgement, like a 15+ year old vintage Cristal or Bolinger. Can't wait to try their vintage Rosé extra brut 2002, and their 2006 Rosé Brut that are also 93 rated! They both probably need several more years to mature so that the citrus acidity has lessened a bit and all the complexities emurge. Back from my tangent, try this champagne before there aren't anymore left! $199 at total wine for the gift set!

Had this beauty when I proposed to my fiancé! 1996 vintage brut by De Venoge out of Epernay! Age has done this champagne well. Nice creamy mouth feel, delicate, very fine bubbles, lemon zest, mousse, golden apples, toasted nuts.. arguably one of the best 1996 champagnes out there. A prime example of how a great growing year and proper aging after digorgement, like a 15+ year old vintage Cristal or Bolinger. Can't wait to try their vintage Rosé extra brut 2002, and their 2006 Rosé Brut that are also 93 rated! They both probably need several more years to mature so that the citrus acidity has lessened a bit and all the complexities emurge. Back from my tangent, try this champagne before there aren't anymore left! $199 at total wine for the gift set!

9.7

Chris A

Very good, although expecting a bit more - a little flat as the years sort of let this one down. Very aromatic and a golden yellow appearance. Too much time in the display case/too much light perhaps?

Very good, although expecting a bit more - a little flat as the years sort of let this one down. Very aromatic and a golden yellow appearance. Too much time in the display case/too much light perhaps?

8.5

Rosie Annetta Johnson

Maison De Venoce Espernay De Venoge Champagne Louis XV 1996 Brut

Maison De Venoce Espernay De Venoge Champagne Louis XV 1996 Brut

8.5