Champagne de Venoge with its rich history, a great sense of luxury, elegance and ongoing pursuit of excellence presented in every bottle, has been awarded top marks for its fine wines.
The beauty of each cuvée in de Venoge’s range of champagnes is the high individuality, clear expression of the richness of its terroir and how each one highlights the characteristics of a particular grape variety. Though not simply for special occasions, these fabulous wines pair beautifully with foods including appetizers, pasta, meats, fish and sweets. There is a champagne to suit sweet or savory choices each one, never overpowering, but seem to entangle with elegance, sure to enhance the fine food on your plate.
It came as no surprise that Champagne de Venoge has been awarded high marks for its fine wines. Inside each bottle is a taste experience extraordinaire, a fragrance that delights the senses, gloriously dancing on the palate and stirring the spirit. In each bottle and with every sip, is a harmony and nobility that presents itself, deepens and develops in savoring each drop. These are special wines indeed.
We have had the pleasure of tasting de Venoge and highly recommend these gorgeous champagnes!
Robert Parker wine Advocat with Tasting Notes by Stephan Reinhardt
1995 LOUIS XV BRUT 97 PTS
What a gorgeous bouquet is this! (…) If you like matured Champagnes, you’d die for this. On the palate, however, this is a fascinatingly pure, fresh, tight and delicate Champagne that is lithe and perfectly balanced but also concentrated. The finish is again pure, fresh and mineral, with stewed apricot and peach flavors in the salty aftertaste. This is a great delicacy delivered onto the palate with sophisticated intensity and stunning tension.
2006 LOUIS XV BRUT ROSÉ MILLÉSIMÉ 97 PTS
The pink Louis XV is intense yet pure and complex on the nose (…) On the palate, this is a round, intense, almost smooth but elegantly pure, dry and fresh, perfectly balanced, structured and charmingly vinous Rosé Champagne with a dominant Pinot Noir character at the moment, although its freshness and tight mineral elegance is driven by the Chardonnay part. The finish is intense yet finessed, with vibrant red currant flavors, very fine tannins, good grip and impressive length.(…) This is a gorgeous food Champagne but you can also meditate with it. I guess I have rarely had better Rosé Champagnes.
1996 LOUIS D’OR BRUT MILLÉSIMÉ 96 PTS
This luxurious, golden colored vintage Champagne offers a beautifully
complex, matured and vinous bouquet with lovely brioche, mushroom and
yeasty flavors. The visual CO2 is gone quickly, but on the palate it gives this lean
and steely yet enormously complex Millésime a tight structure and enormous
length. It is tastes bone dry so that you can fully concentrate on the very complex
and mineral character and the lovely austere finish. This is great a Champagne
for purists, and the finish is enormous, reminding me of matured dry
Rieslings from the good old Rheingau. Many of our readers may
eventually ask for more roundness and charm here… But first: this is 1996.
And second: this is Louis d’Or, and there is no Champagne like this.
2006 LOUIS XV BRUT MILLÉSIMÉ 96 PTS
On the palate, this is an intense, round, fresh and complex Louis XV with
great purity and finesse. The wine opens on the palate like a soufflé,
coating the whole palate without any pressure or weight—gorgeous! This
is a delicate and fresh yet well-structured and persistent Louis XV whose intense
and long but weightless finish reveals lovely, almost juicy fruit concentration with
perfectly integrated freshness and lasting minerality that seems to give additional
structure. The 2006 shows a lot of Chardonnay features right now and drinks
perfectly today; however, it can be kept under perfect conditions for decades.
NV PRINCES BRUT BLANC DE NOIRS 93 PTS
On the palate, this is a mouthful of round, fresh and delicate Champagne!
It is seriously structured yet very finessed, lithe, elegant and persistently aromatic, with lovely cherry and black currant flavors in the finish. Just gorgeous!
NV PRINCES EXTRA BRUT 93 PTS
The wine opens with very fine fruit aromas and good freshness on the elegant and well-defined nose. Its is fresh and elegant, very delicate, pure and salty on the palate, with a fine mousse and a long, tight and mineral finish where Chardonnay takes over the driver seat. This is a great aperitif with a long and complex finish, so you can also go on drinking it with first courses. Even after dinner, this is a refreshing picture book Champagne with enormous length.
NV PRINCES BRUT ROSÉ 92 PTS
The wine is intense, firmly structured and aromatic in its dense, long and fruity finish that makes it an ambitious aperitif and a good partner with lobster or salmon. This is a seriously good Rosé.
NV PRINCES BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS 91 PTS
The wine has a discreet but elegant and complex bouquet of ripe white fruits
intermingled with brioche, white caramel and honey aromas. Medium-bodied
and delicate on the palate, this is a pretty rich and round yet fresh and
elegant Champagne with a stimulatingly pure, mineral finish and persistent
lemon flavors. This has good intensity, length and tension but without the
finesse and lightness of the Blanc de Noir.
NV CORDON BLEU EXTRA-BRUT 92 PTS
It is pure, fresh and intense on the palate, highly elegant and finessed but also quite rich and pretty complex in the finish where some After Eight notes are also added and intermingled with lemon flavors. This is an excellent effort in the Cordon Bleu range, and I’d love to have it with oysters and seafood.
NV CORDON BLEU BRUT 91 PTS
Intense brioche and delicate chalky aromas flavor the fine and elegant bouquet. On the palate, this is a round, fresh and well-balanced Champagne with a tight structure and and impressive length. There is even a certain salinity that makes this Brut a first class aperitif and at a very good price point.