Canard Duchene

Canard-Duchene

Grande Cuvée des Lys Charles VII Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay

A pale gold hue leads to some nice effervescence and tons of small bubbles initially. A fine mousse and highly aromatic on the nose with an abundance of wet stone minerality and fresh pears. The fruit is ripe and expressive with citrus aromas being dominant with the more autolytic notes serving as backup. After some time and air, that nice yeast and floral aspects come to the fore in the form of delicate little white flowers.

100% Chardonnay with 7 g/l that only adds a little softness to the acidity of the champagne. With 30% of the blend coming from reserve wines there is a distinct elegance and refinement happening here. The fruit comes from Grand and Premier Crus from Avize and Cramant.

This is most certainly a pop and pour champagne, it’s ready to go. A silky mouthfeel with crisp acidity which leads to crisp fruit on the palate. Baked apple pie, brioche buns, and mandarin oranges shine. Decidedly lush and fun. Fruity, elegant, and versatile.
— 5 months ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Truly sounds lovely. Happy New Year!🍾🥂

Marc Hébrart

Blanc de Blancs Brut 1er Cru Champagne Chardonnay

NV | True to type champagne | paired with mousse de canard — 10 months ago

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Canard-Duchene

Brut Champagne Blend

Lots of crisp apples, nice sniffy sniff — 4 months ago

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Canard-Duchene

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

NV - nice fruit and bread dough nice mousse lingering fruit — 6 months ago

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Canard Vineyard

Adam's Blend Red Blend 2014

Live this blend. — 9 months ago

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Domaine Labranche-Laffont

Madiran Tannat Blend 2016

2nd bottle and still so much pleasure. The well-worked Tannat grape brings notes of black plums; a mineral touch reminiscent of carbon or chemical smoke (not unpleasant), completed with a gourmet chocolate side, and notes reminiscent of pine or cedar sap or eucalyptus. The palate is supple and round with a lot of volume. The wine can still age for several years if we judge by the aromatic density. The tertiary woody touches are well melted, this is a good beefy and greedy bottle which will go as well with a chocolate desert as with a duck breast. Sweet and sour cooking will also go very well.

2eme bouteille et toujours autant de plaisir. Le cépage Tannat délivre des notes originales de prunes noires; une touche minérale rappelant le carbone, la fumée chimique (pas désagréable), complété d’un côté chocolaté gourmand, et des notes évoquant la sève de pin ou cèdre ou l’eucalyptus. La bouche est souple et ronde avec beaucoup de volume. Le vin pourra encore vieillir plusieurs années si on en juge par la densité aromatique. Les touches tertiaires boisées sont bien fondues. Un vin costaud et gourmand, qui ira aussi bien sur un désert chocolaté qu’un magret de canard. la cuisine sucrée/salée ou aigre doux ira très bien également.
— a year ago

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Mario Vaillancourt

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Très belle description, est-ce que vous l’avez carafé quelques heures? @Romain Fitoussi
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

@Mario Vaillancourt j’ai utilisé un décanteur pour accélérer le processus. C’est assurément un vin qui gagne à être carafé oui

Canard Vineyard

Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Fantastic cab for the price. Dark fruit, baking spice — 4 months ago

Caroline Morey

Chassagne-Montrachet Chardonnay 2017

Superbe village de Caroline Morey. Le vin s’est présenté en 2 temps. Un vin un peu sur la retenue à l’ouverture, et il s’est mis à s’ouvrir complètement en mangeant un risotto au canard et champignons. Le match était parfait et à l’aveugle j’aurais été sur un premier cru ! — 8 months ago

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