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1996 Boizel Joyau de France Brut Millesime, Champagne, France

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Wine Notes

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $128   From: $99   To: $150

Score: 81   When to drink: 2009 to 2012
The Wine-Searcher score of 81/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
16/20    
15/20   2009 to 2012
14.5/20    
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result Extra Description
Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 Bronze  
Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2010 3 Stars Coup de coeur

Price History for 1996 Boizel Joyau de France Brut Millesime, Champagne, France
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Grape Variety

Champagne Blend is a name used for sparkling wines made from any one or more of the classic grape varieties used in Champagne: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. The most common combination by far is Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in roughly equal parts; Pinot Meunier really only comes into play in real, pure-blooded Champagne.

In Champagne itself, the appellation laws actually permit seven grape varieties, not just the famous three. The remaining four are so rarely used that they are typically forgotten, and are almost never used outside Champagne. For the record, they are: ...more


Region
  • Champagne Brut is dry, sparkling wine from the Champagne region of northern France. Champagne of any color can be brut, both the standard white and Rosé. It is made from the classic Champagne Blend (typically Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) but in theory can also include the four lesser-known Champagne varieties: Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Petit Meslier and Arbane.

    The French word brut translates roughly as 'raw', and in this sense it indicates a wine bottled in its natural, raw state – i.e. without a significant addition of sweetness ( ...more

  • Champagne is the name of the world’s most famous sparkling wine, the appellation under which it is sold, and the French wine region from which it comes. While it has been used to refer to sparkling wines from all over the world – a point of much controversy and legal wrangling in recent decades – Champagne is a legally controlled and restricted na...more

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