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Champagne Thiénot Garance 2008 was voted best Champagne Vintaged Blanc de Noirs at CSWWC 2017!
At the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017, Garance 2008 was voted Best In Class and received at the Awards Dinner on the 14th September, the best Champagne Vintaged Blanc de Noirs Award.
The championship is organised by Founder and Head judge Tom Stevenson, Essi Vasselan MW and Dr Tony Jordan
According to Tom Stevenson, Founder & Chair of The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships:
“Essi Avellan MW and Tony Jordan are the two greatest and most consistent specialist Champagne and sparkling wine tasters I have encountered, and I have tasted literally thousands of Champagnes with both of them. Essi is the most naturally gifted Champagne taster I have seen, while Tony’s experience and technical understanding of sparkling wines is unsurpassed.”
Garance 2008 was served during award-winning dinner to the peers from all over the world and selected members of the press!
Thiénot Vintage 2008 received a silver medal at the competition
Champagne Thiénot Brut NV: 91 Points
Lightly toasty and mouthwatering, this creamy Champagne offers flavours of baked pear and lemon curd, with rich hints of coffee liqueur and pastry cream. Balanced, showing minerally smoke and spice nuances on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 91 Points, Wine Spectator, November 2017
Champagne Thiénot Brut Rose: 91 Points
Smoke and spring forest notes lead to white raspberry, liquorice and toast notes in this creamy rosé Champagne, backed by sleek acidity. Well-knit, with a rich, citrusy finish. Drink now through 2019. 91 Points, November 2017
Cuvée Alain 2007: 94 Points
Cuvée Garance Blanc de Noirs: 93 Points
Brut NV: 91 Points
Cuvée Léonie: 90 Points – Editor’s choice
Charles VII La Grande Cuvée Blanc de Noirs: 89 Points
Charles VII Grande Cuvée de la Rose: 89 Points
Charles VII Grande Cuvée des Lys Blanc de Blancs: 87 Points