Acid fruit is my name — 8 days ago
A bit fuller and rounder following the vouette. But also delicious. Purity of the fruit comes through. — 3 years ago
Only had a sip. Interesting for sure — 2 months ago
Now we are getting into the serious cuvees at Robin and this is a doozy. What a nose. Insane lime. It’s so so vivid. Green apple skin. Superb minerality and expansiveness. Gorgeous clarity. Really firing on all cylinders. Much more of what I look for. Cheap champagne can be good but I prefer mid range and high end for drinking and selling. Candied but in a super rocky way. The most clear minerality you can imagine. 9.5 nose. What a palate. It’s crazy. I never had anything like it. It’s got a crazy attack and then this elite finesse than low tide waves crashing for 45 seconds finish with superb finesse. It’s crazy wow. Great mouthfeel and wowza acids and freshness. Concentrated but not too much and never heavy. So floats on the palate but has serious structure. Hits you in the molars and stays there. This wine changes like crazy in 10-15 minutes. It’s a total think piece champagne and it’s so unique. Super geeked and super delicious. Bravo. The Sorbee, indeed, does have a secret. Textured and so juicy with such a great three acts. — a year ago
Singular, Savory champagne! Always a favorite! — 7 months ago
🏅 Rating 92/100 (4,2⭐)
Lovely yellow gold colour. Slightly iodine, bruised apples. Oxidative in style. Like it's breadth and vinousity. 100% Chardonnay from 2ha vineyard of Biaunes with younger vines kept at extremely low yields. This biodynamically farmed vineyard was planted in 2000 on Kimmeridgian Chablis-like soils.
I don't sense any evidence of malo. Acidity is prominent. Brut Nature and western exposure amplifies cool vintage of 2014. Nevertheless, southern character of Aube is evident through rich fruit with good level of ripeness.
Disgorged in March 2017 it shouldn't stay too long in your cellar. Bertrand Gautherot suggests to drink his wines 2 years after the disgorgement date as he never adds sulphur during the bottling. Well, I am sure this R14 will last for a few additional years. — 8 months ago