Friday Champagne 67.0 – Agrapart ’Vénus’ @ Cavalaire-sûr-Mer [FRA]

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Richard Juhlin

Every Friday The no1 Champagne expert in the world will taste new & old Champagne s to give You a tip or two for the weekend. This week Richard Juhlin made a trip to Cavalaire-sûr-Mer during his annual holiday.

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The top of the line Vénus, is produced from a single lieu-dit in Avize called Fosse and is named after his working horse.

Pascal Agrapart is an excellent winemaker indeed.

One of the top growers in Champagne. Close to 5 stars.

Richard Juhlin

2017 Agrapart ’Vénus’

‘In 2017, as so often, it is a matter of taste whether to go for the greater elegance and razor-sharp terroir-true sharpness that Avizoise displays or the nutty buttery cask-based concentration that Venus always possesses.

When we tasted the entire series during The Juhlin Champagne Tasting 2023, the group split into two camps and I ended up with a tie and occasion-driven preference. No doubt this is a bigger and more impressive wine than Avizoise, but is it tastier?’


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