The other great Blanc de Blancs from the owners of the legendary Maison Salon, it is 100% Chardonnay from vineyards in Le Mesnil sur Oger, in the heart of the Chardonnay-producing Côte des Blancs. Elegant, mineral, beautiful nose. Great freshness. — 2 months ago
Nose has white flowers, sliced Bosc pear, sliced lychee, apricot skin, dry mason sand, banana peel and moist oak barrel (no char).
Palate has pear pureé, lemon zest, under-ripe pineapple, limestone water, minor oak influence with a medium finish, medium acidity.
More complexity than the Village, this Lieu-Dit bottle has more weight and structure. Suggest holding 2-4Y; 2023-25. ~$23 — 5 months ago
This totally delivers Sharp and ripe. Honest, good stuff. No experience with former vintages of this wine but the 2019 is just lovely. — 4 days ago
No new notes, we adore this wine, drinking it by the case; it really sings when 3-4Y past vintage.
Nose has cherry skin, mashed strawberry and green melon.
Palate has fresh cut strawberry, orange zest and a chalky minerality. Medium length finish, great acid levels, touch of sweetness. $14.40!
A fun wine for an almost 80°F day in the Berkshires, atypical for early April. — 2 months ago
Mom likes and Dad does, too. — 14 days ago
Nose has yellow apple slice, lychee slice, washed lime, dry chalk and orange blossom.
Palate has warmed sweet green apple, lime peel, lime slice, crisp salinity, steely notes with medium level acidity. A short but fun finish, a solid wine for enjoyment; Purity of the appellation.
I am in agreement with some professional critics, the vintage of this Village wine appears a little softer than other years. This will be an earlier drinker, but would be rewarded with a brief hold of 1-2 years, 2022-23. ~$20 — 5 months ago