We tasted this bottle last night from our previous shipment and were very impressed so, we found some more ex-domaine bottles. The 2008 Brut vintage showed some secondary aromas with bright, crisp fruit, minerality, and cut at a low dosage. Notes of Anise, almond, pear, apple, minerals develop nicely on the palate with tons of dry extract on the long lingering finish. Drinkable now, this should age effortlessly for a decade if you can keep your hands off it. Tremendous value from the excellent 2008 vintage! Check out our original offer below!
With roots going back to 1875, Eduard Brun, while not a common name, has been producing Champagne in the Montagne de Reims for years. We are always looking for excellent buys in Champagne, especially from proven vintages like '08 or with age, and this fills that void. The Brut vintage is a 50-50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards in Chigny-Les -Roses, Ludes, and Rilly, and Ay. Brun uses some older oak to vinify his Pinot Noir while the Chardonnay only sees stainless steel before blending and the Brut Vintage spends at least five years on the lees before disgorgement. These are Ex-Domaine bottles, Brun just released these from the cellar, and it is drinking very nicely. 2008 Edouard Brun Brut Vintage is an excellent buy showing Premier Cru to Grand Cru quality while sliding in under the crucial forty dollar mark.
Wine Advocate (Stephan Reinhardt) 93 points! "Disgorged in June 2017 with a dosage of six grams per liter, the 2008 Brut Premier Cru Vintage is an assemblage of 50% Grand Cru Chardonnay fermented in cuves and 50% Premier Cru Pinot Noir from Aÿ fermented in 205-liter oak barrels. The wine displays a beautiful yellow-golden color and an impressively evolved bouquet that reveals matured (pretty tropical) fruit flavors intermixed with very fine limestone, spicy/floral and complex brioche/caramel aromas from the long lees aging. Although the overall impression is the maturity, it is the purity and freshness on the nose that give this Premier Cru its sexiness. Full-bodied, mouthfilling and round but also pure, dry and fresh on the palate, this is a seriously structured, very mineral and persistent cuvée with an intense and expressive finish. This has great finesse and complexity as well as lingering lemon flavors and bitterness. This is another gorgeous 2008. Tasted from lot 1728402 in August 2018."