de Venoge

Brut Louis XV Champagne

9.238 ratings
9.410 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Steven Foster

Wine buyer Belmont Wine Exchange

10

Definitely my other favorite of the night. Made in a decanter resembling what the king would use for champagne is this amazing little find. Super rich and golden with a nice pear and citrus profile. Hard to explain but always worth it.

Definitely my other favorite of the night. Made in a decanter resembling what the king would use for champagne is this amazing little find. Super rich and golden with a nice pear and citrus profile. Hard to explain but always worth it.

2 people found it helpfulOct 21st, 2014
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.6

The best of the bunch. Half each Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, from a house that owns no vineyards. Nutty, doughy, but with plenty of drive from the vintage. Current release at 18!

The best of the bunch. Half each Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, from a house that owns no vineyards. Nutty, doughy, but with plenty of drive from the vintage. Current release at 18!

2 people found it helpfulJul 28th, 2014
Jonathan Reimer

Thick. Dense fruit. Soft effervescence.

Thick. Dense fruit. Soft effervescence.

Dec 25th, 2016
Greg Koslosky

Showed really well!

Showed really well!

Sep 5th, 2016
Matt Trader

Had this beauty when I proposed to my fiancé! 1996 vintage brut by De Venoge out of Epernay! Age has done this champagne well. Nice creamy mouth feel, delicate, very fine bubbles, lemon zest, mousse, golden apples, toasted nuts.. arguably one of the best 1996 champagnes out there. A prime example of how a great growing year and proper aging after digorgement, like a 15+ year old vintage Cristal or Bolinger. Can't wait to try their vintage Rosé extra brut 2002, and their 2006 Rosé Brut that are also 93 rated! They both probably need several more years to mature so that the citrus acidity has lessened a bit and all the complexities emurge. Back from my tangent, try this champagne before there aren't anymore left! $199 at total wine for the gift set!

Had this beauty when I proposed to my fiancé! 1996 vintage brut by De Venoge out of Epernay! Age has done this champagne well. Nice creamy mouth feel, delicate, very fine bubbles, lemon zest, mousse, golden apples, toasted nuts.. arguably one of the best 1996 champagnes out there. A prime example of how a great growing year and proper aging after digorgement, like a 15+ year old vintage Cristal or Bolinger. Can't wait to try their vintage Rosé extra brut 2002, and their 2006 Rosé Brut that are also 93 rated! They both probably need several more years to mature so that the citrus acidity has lessened a bit and all the complexities emurge. Back from my tangent, try this champagne before there aren't anymore left! $199 at total wine for the gift set!

Nov 20th, 2015
Max Coane

Raveneau with bubbles. So dope

Raveneau with bubbles. So dope

Jan 12th, 2015
Tim O'Rourke

Just fine, but not particularly interesting. Tropical fruits and medium length. But the bottle shape was weird at least...

Just fine, but not particularly interesting. Tropical fruits and medium length. But the bottle shape was weird at least...

Oct 13th, 2014
David Schoonover

For an ‘96 Vintage still impressive. Past its prime for sure, but fun to try. If I had this about 5- 10 years ago, I bet phenom.

For an ‘96 Vintage still impressive. Past its prime for sure, but fun to try. If I had this about 5- 10 years ago, I bet phenom.

Aug 3rd, 2019
JJ Lumia

Blind Bubbly Night with @Andrew Neyer and @Steve Haro.
Wine 2. Had to look this one up. Aroma indicated something was off, and that was confirmed by tasting. Way too much butterscotch, and there was some funk going on. Couldn’t quite place the flaw - poor storage? Past prime? Drinkable but not memorable.

Blind Bubbly Night with @Andrew Neyer and @Steve Haro.
Wine 2. Had to look this one up. Aroma indicated something was off, and that was confirmed by tasting. Way too much butterscotch, and there was some funk going on. Couldn’t quite place the flaw - poor storage? Past prime? Drinkable but not memorable.

Feb 17th, 2018
R J Grogan

Past prime.

Past prime.

Feb 20th, 2016