joseph perrier, cuvee josephine 2008

joseph perrier, cuvee josephine 2008
DECANTER
96
WINE ENTHUSIAST
94

Critics' Scores

  • DECANTER
    96
    Decanter

    The 2008 Cuvée Joséphine constitutes only the ninth edition of this iconic cuvée, coming after 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2002 and 2004. It has a powerful aromatic intensity with white flowers, orchard fruit, mint and white pepper, while the dense, generous yet silky texture is supported by finely-judged acidity. (Drink between 2022-2050)

  • WINE ENTHUSIAST
    94
    Wine Enthusiast

    This is the producer's prestige cuvée, a fine perfumed blend with a great balance between the ripe fruitiness, the balanced dosage and a crisp edge of pink-grapefruit flavors. This impressive vintage with its hints of toasty maturity is ready to drink.

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    90
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    A blend of roughly equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the 2008 Brut Cuvée Josephine was disgorged after ten years sur lattes. Offering up a reserved bouquet of warm biscuits, dried citrus rind and yellow apple, it's medium to full-bodied, with a somewhat firm and compact profile, missing the plenitude that characterizes some of the house's more recent offerings. This is a creditable but somewhat conservative effort that seems to have more to do with the house's past than its future.

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