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CHAMPAGNE Thiénot Cuvée Stanislas Blanc de Blancs 2008 Gift Box

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Thiénot Cuvée Stanislas Blanc de Blancs 2008 Gift Box

12.5% ABV


Category: France, CHAMPAGNE, Champagne Thiénot, 2008

A magnificent blend crafted exclusively from Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs, Alain Thiénot has dedicated this Champagne to his son Stanislas. A Vintage Champagne, it expresses all the complexity and generosity of Chardonnay with great elegance.

           “This is a very intense and powerful blanc de blancs with sliced cooked-apple, dried-lemon, pie-crust and stone aromas and flavors. So full and intense. Chewy texture. Rich and structured. A truly great blanc de blancs. Such intensity and power. Drink or hold.” 97 Points, James Suckling, March 2021

This special Champagne comes in a beautiful and smart package for the perfect gift!

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Unit price£96.50


100% chardonnays – Blanc de Blancs. Mainly picked from the vineyards of Cramant Avize, Chouilly and Epernay.

Vineyard & Vinification Note

Vintage 2008:  The mild and humid winter combined with an unstable spring with cool temperatures, abundant rain and a few strong frosts in April, leads to a late burst. However, the mildness of May allows the vines to catch up. Summer takes place under a mixed weather. The harvest begins between 15th and 25th September depending on areas. The weather is ideal, dry and sunny during the day, fresh at night, allowing an accumulation of sugars in the berries. The quality of grapes is exceptional and the balance between sugar and acidity of the grape must is perfect

Cellar ageing: 10 years in Thiénot cellars at Rue des Moissons

Tasting Note

The mature nose is dominated by dried fruits, hazelnut, pistachio aromas, evolving towards slightly buttery notes. The palate is full and creamy, fresh and lively. Vegan.

James Suckling

“This is a very intense and powerful blanc de blancs with sliced cooked-apple, dried-lemon, pie-crust and stone aromas and flavors. So full and intense. Chewy texture. Rich and structured. A truly great blanc de blancs. Such intensity and power. Drink or hold.” 97 Points, March 2021

Jeb Dunnuck

Coming from multiple terroirs (Cramant, Avize, Chouilly, and Epernay), the 2008 Champagne Cuvée Stanislas is 100% Chardonnay with 4 grams of dosage, disgorged in September 2019. Lots of clean stone fruits, brioche, toasted almonds, and a touch of honeyed minerality define the bouquet, and it’s medium-bodied, with a soft, creamy, rounded texture as well as solid mid-palate depth. It opens up nicely with air, but it’s certainly ready to go. I would lean toward enjoying bottles over the coming 5-8 years. 91 Points, March 2021

Essi Avellan MW’s Champagne Report

Named after the son of Alain Thiénot, Cuvée Stanislas is a blanc de blancs with a strong (90%) focus on Côte des Blancs grand cru origins. There is still an attractive reserve to the nose – crystalline fruit and plenty of yeast-derived complexity and creamy tones – and a lovely sweet, lemony quality to the fruit. The palate is linear but not too lean nor acidity-driven. The slightly soft fleshiness enhances the charm, which carries on to the long, dry, refreshing finish. This is at a lovely drinking age now, but there is no hurry. Drink: 2022-2030. 92 Points, August 2022

Food Pairing

An aperitif Champagne, Cuvée Stanislas offers an unique sensory experience with multiple food pairings and goes particularly well with seafood, shellfish and goat’s cheese.

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