Pascal Doquet's trifecta of low yield organic viticulture, top-drawer vineyard terroir, and deft winemaking savoir faire has created an ardent European fan base for his wares. Gratefully this popularity hasn't resulted in the crazy cult wine pricing that many other top Champagne growers now demand. We expected a lot from this 2008 Doquet bottling and it exceeded our expectations as this is clearly Pascal's best ever version of "Coeur de Terroir's. This blanc de blancs is drawn from Doquet's five best mid-slope, old vine parcels in Vertus. It was vinified in neutral oak barrels, aged no less than eleven years sur latte and finished with a minimal 3.5 grams/liter dosage. As we have said before, "fresh, explosive and radiant" were the first words that crossed our minds when we initially sipped this 2008. If you fancy terroir-driven Champagnes briming with character we strongly advise you to snag this brisk-selling 2008 before it is gone for good.
JAMES SUCKLING 93 POINTS - "Aromas of dried apricot, lemon, fig and pie crust with hints of salted caramel and buttered toast. Medium-to full-bodied with bright acidity and a creamy, soft mousse. Flavorful and mellow. Salted-butter notes come through. Drink now."
Disgorged November 4th 2021 with a dosage of 3.5 grams per liter.