Very different with this kind of age. Super soft micro-oxidation. This is well aged. Dry; apricots, yellow peach, marmalade, dry pineapple, blood orange, tangerine, malt, wheat, sun tea, aspects of fruit brandy/port, yeasty, bread dough, beautiful, powdery chalkiness, oyster shells, crumbled alluvials, withering yellow &,white lilies, beautiful round acidity, rich mello, smooth, polished finish.
Very different side of N/V bubbles.
Degorgement, April 1997. — 3 months ago
Legendary grower house that is powerful and precise. A sharply golden hue with little green flecks. This is all about refinement and grace. The nose is a real treat. Brioche and green apples. Light spice, brown sugar, and butter. A touch of caramel and coconut. Supremely intoxicating.
70/30 PN/CH from Grand Cru plots in Ambonnay and Verzenay. Aged 48 months and disgorged in July of 2020. This is so powerful that it puts so many other champagnes to shame. Fresh and crisp with lively acidity and perfect balance. Full bodied and complex.
The palate slaps you in the face with a fancy glove. Beautiful caramel and cooked butter. Apricots, vanilla wafers, and plums. Long finish featuring spice and minerality. Just a baby but still so good. High expectations and it surpasses them. Put these away for a while and let the finesse take over. — 20 days ago
Drinks like Krug — 4 months ago
Phenomenal, big, eggy and toasty. — 3 months ago