Champagne Veuve Fourny ‘Cuvee R’ Extra Brut, Vertus NV

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Champagne Veuve Fourny ‘Cuvee R’ Extra Brut, Vertus NV

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“Lovely rich biscuit aroma, apple and herbal tea fruit. Rounded, long, with a lovely dairy character on the mid palate,” writes Richard Hemming on Jancis, awarding it the highest score of any non-vintage Champagne and equalling or outperforming the likes of Krug 2003, Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2004, Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2004, Veuve Clicquot 2004 and Louis Roederer 2006. A beautifully presented Chardonnay-dominant Champagne, that was vinified in small oak barrels, which adds textural richness to this opulent bottle of decadence. 12% alc. Drink now-2025. 

Jancis Robinson MW: “100% Chardonnay from old vines, first-pressed must, vinified in wood, 18 months on lees in cask. No filtration, 4 years in bottle. Made 50/50 from two vintages, 2011 and 2012. Dosage 3 g/l. The R is Roger, the Fourny brothers’ father. Pale greenish straw. Dense and fresh with real class and interest. Linseed oil and excellent balance. Dry, appetising finish.“ 16.5 points

The Wine Advocate: “This is a beautifully precise, vibrant Champagne that emerges with attractive layers of perfumed, expressive fruit wrapped around a rich, creamy finish. The presence of red grapes and oak give the wine a level of depth and richness that deftly balances the intense minerality of Vertus and the house style.” 93 points

Decanter Magazine: "Expressive, citrussy, fresh and clean with mirabelle, greengage and bergamot. On the palate there is plenty of flesh, with a silky chocolate character. Maturing gracefully with great complexity."

Decanter Magazine Panel Tasting: 

Michael Edwards:
"A tribute to the late father of the two Fourny brothers. Pure Vertus (sourced mainly from Monts Ferres), this is partly fermented in oak, in Papa's style. Shows a powerful personality, yet has lift and a racy finesse." 17.5/20 points, Highly Recommended

Customer comments:

"I tried the R BV already and very much enjoyed it. Overall the Veuve Fournys are tremendous and very good value." - Mr M.S.

The champagne was delicious (and such beautiful bottles!)” - Mr. B.T.

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