In the glass, a vibrant yellow gold colour. On the nose, suggestions of lemon rind and minerals abound. On the palate, vibrant and expressive notes of sweet Devonshire cream and baked green apples lead to an enticing rich finish. The finesse and creaminess of the wine’s effervescence is both mouth coating and persistent. A definitive cellar keeper with 20+ years of aging potential.
When legendary Champagne oenologist Raphaël Brisbois passed away in 2013, he left behind a legacy at Benjamin Bridge. From the moment his name was suggested by world-renowned sparkling wine critic, Tom Stevenson, to his more than a decade of blending and winemaking exploration at Benjamin Bridge, Brisbois’ expertise and influence can be tasted in every sparkling bottle. Yet, it is the 2008 Brut Reserve that captured Brisbois’ attention like no other wine and achieved his highest rating in tasting trials.
Varietal composition: 61% Chardonnay, 39% Pinot Noir
Vineyard composition: 100% Benjamin Bridge Estate
Harvest dates: October 2008 (hand harvested)
TA: 10.5 G/L
Brix (average at harvest): 18.2º
Bottling date: June 2009
Aging: 5 years on lees
Recommended drinking: 2018-2030
Price: $74.50 CDN, 750mL