48 months on the lees. Along with Roises, my favorite cuvée from Ulysse Collin. It’s deep, intense and ultra precise with vivid energy and tensile acidity. There’s a leesy richness, while at the same time displaying such purity and elegance. Sufficient air brings out its core of caramelized stone fruit and florals that lead to a tension filled and chalky mineral inflicted finish. Really a terrific Champagne that has it all. Decanted. — 21 days ago
This is the 60 months on lees, vs the 48 month on lees & I believe a 36 month version exists. This is a 2014 base , March 2020 disgorgement. An explosive & complex nose that is the clue that you will be drinking something very special. Acid that electrifies the mouth￼. Concentrated flavors of lemon, chalk and pear. A rare combination of richness and weightlessness. An infant with a wonderful future. — 3 months ago
Christmas Eve bottle. Paired wonderfully with honey glazed ham and bacon & green chili hash brown casserole!
Jan 2019 disgorgement. Before opening, this evokes tasting notes of Ulysse Collin’s rosé (a true favorite of mine). The frosted bottle, the deep color, and even the initial aromatics. From across the room, you’d likely call this red burgundy. When diving in to it, notes of licorice, cinnamon, cardamom and rhubarb come to mind. Catches you off guard. On the palate, it’s super vinous and dense, yet has so much classical meunier notes of gummy red fruits, floral notes of violets, and a unique sugar frosted cranberry note toward the finish. What sets this apart from most is the finish when paired with food...it turns almost savory and there is zero sweetness or tart notes. Any type of food seems to make this infinitely better. There is tannin and weight too, which has this drinking like a red burg when the right food pairing is taking place. Delicious, and a no brainer for buying again. — 9 months ago
Explosive bubbles that quickly dissipate￼.
Very lifted red fruit and florals that make it hard to take your nose out of the glass. The palate is like an Olympic high jumper with ripe red fruit, cranberries and minerals speeding down the length of your tongue then lift off into a ball of vinous goodness. Young and acidic. My only nit-pick is the finish , could have been longer but that could be the result of the tightly wound structure . — 3 months ago
Great stuff — 2 months ago
A lovely showing. Glad we opened this at this stage, since it seems at peak. Lovely color, mousse and density. Rich lemon, honey. On the palate, fanatastic acidity, good density. This was excellent, but just not as complex as the Collin. Yum. — 4 months ago