Had been some time since we had this bottling: splendid, luscious brilliance. — 2 days ago
A deep yellow, almost gold color. Lively effervescence with plenty of frothing and creaminess. The nose is pure excitement with a good bit of oak and robust apples initially here. There’s a nice smoky note going on that is so pleasing. Fresh red cherries and dainty flowers abound. The smear of honey that you get is positively divine.
A terrific grower from one of my favorite Grand Cru villages, Bouzy. Such lovely Pinot Noir from there and this is no exception. Based on the 2016 vintage and composed of 70/30 PN/CH. Disgorged in May of 2021 with a dosage of 1 g/l, there is certainly that beautiful bite that I love so much from these Extra Brut champagnes. A definite streak of elegance and sophistication.
In the mouth, there’s a heft and a weight that comes as a bit of surprise, but a pleasant one. The red fruits from the nose are well represented on the palate. The finish doesn’t last long but you rectify that by pouring another glass. Very impressive. — a month ago
Black, brooding, dense. Yet fresh at the same time.
Dark plum, dusty cherry, black currant leaf, 95% chocolate, dark roast. But also fresh mint leaves, verbena, lemon juice.
On the palate this shows dense yet polished juicy tannins and a beautiful balance. Amazing purity of fruit, a savoury aroma spectrum, good length and grip.
A beauty that never disappoints. — 17 days ago
Delicious berry, currants. Old World — 2 days ago
Lovely, zesty weight to this, pretty electric as it evolved over 1.5-2hrs, yellow into orange fruit on the edge of the palate. Impressive length. — a month ago