[Tasted on November 13, 2020 at Home]
Raspberry and roses on the nose. Dark cherry, black raspberry and pomegranate fruit, with spice, tobacco and graphite. Rich and well balanced, with an effervescent note and well integrated tannins. Beautiful wine. — 15 days ago
Had some interesting moments but a bit disjointed. Peeling layers you hit nice fruit and flowers with the occasional astringent harsh dead tobacco leaf. Weird but with personality. Maybe a few years will help it come together. Drank over three nights. — 2 months ago
Made about as naturally as possible, this is a beautiful experience in a glass. A medium of tiny bubbles in light straw. Delicate and ethereal. Chalk and lemon zest initially on the bouquet. A little pear mingles with white flowers and the customary apple aromas.
100% Chardonnay from Chavot and Epernay. 2015 base disgorged 3/18, with half of the grapes from older vintages. Racy acidity and wonderful tension. Zero dosage and exquisitely dry. Great balance and structure with more power than you’re expecting. Seriously sensual.
On the palate you’ll find grapefruit and chamomile initially with lemon rind and apricots coming in later. Pears, almonds, and just the hint of spice compliment. A long bone dry finish featuring that yeast we all know and love. Easily one of my favorite non vintage Blanc de Blancs. — 8 hours ago
Breakfast of champions (throwback to Saturday morning). All Granny Smith apple and mineral. Vibrant. pristine. Can’t recall whether the champagne was that good (though I am partial to Laherte Freres) or whether it was just the taste of sweet victory and relief. — 19 days ago
Excellent wine. Ranthambore. Best chablis so far. Crisp. Smooth. — a month ago
Really opened up after about an hour. Just lovely balance of ripe cherry and tart acidity. Drink now or wait, but you won’t regret it now. — 18 hours ago