Pale old gold with a surfeit of tiny bubbles, very attractive. The nose shows so much citrus upon opening. Quince and peach are dominant at first with green apples coming in. The customary yeasty aromas tend to fresh vanilla brioche bread. There’s also a really nice touch of spices here that helps to distinguish it from the pack.
Blanc de Blancs from the Grand Cru villages of Cramant, Chouilly, and Mesnil sur Oger. A blend of three vintages and disgorged in November of 2018 with a lowish dosage of 4.5 g/l. Creamy with racy acidity. Finesse over power. Delicate and well structured.
Quite rich and autolytic in nature. That spice is present on the palate along with more citrus fruits and just a bit of smoke. A nice snippet of oak says hello and goodbye and then the chalk takes over. The finish is a bit short and overall you’re left wanting a little more but this is fun and elegant. — 7 days ago
Toasty and a little heady. Here to Nova! — 7 years ago
Nose has lemon slice, under-ripe yellow apple, moist chalk, wet salt and fresh brioche.
Palate has chalky, over-ripe yellow apple, sea spray, risen dough, solid acidity but not obtuse.
Pre-birthday dinner for our dear COVID bubble friend; we've only allowed one of our close friends into the house for almost the past year, tonight we're celebrating that he's one year older than me. 😉 — 2 months ago
Slightky sweet but very nice. — 6 years ago
From last night. Loved this. Creamy and elegant. — 6 months ago
Xmas eve dins and sharks fin soup — 7 months ago
Nice floral tastes .. A first and delightful surprise — 6 years ago