Popped for our 30th and taken to Sons & Daughters in SF. Straw gold color, still looks youthful. Spectacular nose. Notes of lemon curd, marzipan, wet river stones, white acacia flowers, tan spice and some petrol. Equally amazing in the mouth, this explodes in the glass with great structure and acidity, bounded by ample fruit. In short, this is everything you want in a white burg. Still easily has a decade or more of enjoyment at this peak performance. A top all time bottle for me. — 21 days ago
A soft, translucent pink that seemingly disappears at the rim. Fine and tenacious perlage. This really is quite the aesthetically pleasing champagne. On the nose, spice and red berries caress your face and put you in the mood. Honeycomb and peaches mingle with wild strawberries and brioche. Seriously sexy.
Let’s talk about the name of this wine. BA/14/70. From Grand Cru plots in Bouzy and Ambonnay, 2014 vintage with a dosage of 7.0 g/l. Pure Pinot Noir, 90% from Bouzy 10% from Ambonnay A collaboration between Olivier Leflaive of Puligny-Montrachet in Burgundy and Erik de Sousa of Champagne, this is a relatively new label but they’re definitely not rookies. And Burgundy with bubbles is an apt description. Aged in Burgundy barrels and it shows.
Sleek, sultry, and fresh on the tongue. Racy acidity and medium bodied. Kumquats and the tease of fennel. Raspberries, bread, and nuts. Medium long finish with a bit of spice. Has the ability to age a while longer but she’s more than ready right now. Drink up and enjoy. — a month ago
Medium gold in color, slightly darker than the 86 Bonneau du Martray next to it. Heavy in the glass. Sweet floral nose. Notes of sweet kiwi fruit, lemon curd, apple cider and white acacia flowers. Lacked acidity at first but with many hours of air this powered up. Last sip was the best. I preferred the other whites to this, but was happy to see this improve so much during the evening. We discussed this being Vincent Leflaive’s last vintage, and sadly this was the last bottle in my cellar of 86 Leflaive. (Bday 4 of 12) — 2 months ago
[Tasted on September 3, 2021 at Home]
Apple and lemon with a honey note and chalky minerality. Drinking past its peak, but a nice everyday Bourgogne Blanc. — 19 days ago
Pop and pour. A resplendent light golden straw color. On the nose: Delicate notes of pear, lemon, floral, and minerals. Taste: pear, crushed gravel, lemon rind, minerals, and white pepper/green apple medium plus finish. YUM. Going great with the seafood dinner! — a month ago
Loved it! — a month ago