One of the most ready to drink 19s I’ve had. Superb balance, soft blackberries spice and verve — an hour ago
Little disjointed atm. Dg. 8/21 — 6 hours ago
Another one of these Bouvet beauties and they are all very special.
Subtle gold color in the glass. Precise, powerful perlage with a plethora of fine bubbles. Immediately there’s a touch of touch of sweetness on the nose belying it’s Extra Brut dosage. Apples fresh from the oven and violets. Apricots, toasted croutons, and plums. Just the right amount of oak.
Antoine Bouvet is one of the young, rising stars of champagne and his wines easily surpass the hype. 100% Pinot Noir from Mareuil-sur-Ay. Low dosage of 2 g/l and disgorged in late 2020. Racy acidity and exquisite balance here. Medium to full bodied with nice tension and clarity. Graceful and lithe but with oh so much substance.
Plenty of zest with lemon and lime mingling with fresh herbs on the tongue. A sudden attack of red berries titillate along with oak and spice. A nice of dab of honey brings everything on home. I can’t say enough about his champagnes but the main thing is, I’m always disappointed I didn’t get more. — a month ago
Shimmering red. Pungent dark berry, cherry and exotic spice aromas show fine clarity and pick up a subtle mocha accent as the wine opens up. Broad and fleshy in style, offering nicely concentrated blueberry and bitter cherry flavors that tighten up steadily with air. The floral note repeats on a very long, juicy finish framed by well-knit tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2021)
— 24 days ago
Impressive first encounter with this Corsican native varietal Bianco Gentile. Simmering light to medium golden color and exotic fruits and flowers and stones on nose. Tension and liveliness with good acids and a touch of creaminess on palate carrying through to long finish. What a good first impression! AA 13 value on a Kermit Lynch of 40. — 12 days ago
Translucent ruby-red. Smoky, mineral-tinged red fruit, spicecake, game and potpourri aromas are complemented by suggestions of allspice and licorice. Juicy bitter cherry and red currant flavors slowly flesh out and turn sweeter with aeration. Fine-grained tannins lend gentle grip to a long, red-fruit-dominated finish that hangs on with strong, spicy tenacity. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2021)
— 24 days ago