I feel like Stefan on SNL weekend update, but this wine has it all:
- complexity ✔️
The descriptors keep coming to me... the wine is showing a good deal of development (‘15 base, extended lees aging in neutral oak, some reserve wine; disgorged 11/19) Aromas of flaky, buttery, just-out-of-the-oven croissant; pomello, vanilla bean/ creme brûlée with a hint of lemon zest; subtle coconut/Shea butter (meunièr maybe?), apricot (fresh and dried), dried red apple, ginger, saffron.
- elegance and finesse ✔️
Lacy and delicate mousse. So weightless on the palate, but so decadent in flavor that it feels like a magic trick.
- a long, flavorful finish ✔️
No dosage and none needed; unfined and unfiltered.
Pairs best with 100% COVID immunity (and Stouffer’s Mac and Cheese from the corner bodega). Salud! — 21 days ago
It’s pretty rare that a House’s entry level bottle can challenge other House’s more prestigious offerings. A pale gold hue with truly a plethora of lively bubbles. Impressive perlage. The nose is powerful and engaging. Strong notes of honey and green apples with butterscotch and lemon peels. A smorgasbord of delightful citrus aromas and brioche bread really elevate this.
Almost equal parts of the three Champenois grapes with a dosage of 7 g/l. Disgorged on 7/20 and using 35% of reserve wines, there is a depth to the champagne that many others simply can not compare with. It starts off a bit angular but soon develops nicely in the glass. The acidity is bright, the body full, and the mouthfeel rich. Biodynamic without certification.
The palate is the definition of precise with crisp fruit and beautiful chalky minerality. Pears, grapefruits, and light red cherries shine. Toasted bread, nuts, and more autolytic touches. Marzipan and a little oak just for kicks. This is outstanding wine and can stand proudly next to some of the bigger boys out there. — 24 days ago
Based on 2012, May 17 disg. 1.5 g/l dosage. A little over 1.5 yrs since my last btl...this is straight fire! On the nose: roast hazelnut, lemon peel, lemon oil, soft vanilla, candied ginger, soft coppery notes...amazing intensity. On the palate: ginger, lime, nuts, cool mint, fantastic acidity, excellent density..slightly clipped finish, but otherwise faaantastic. — 5 days ago
Beautiful 2014, rich and full yet with backbone and acidity, buttery and honeyed scents and flavours but with no excess and still finesse and elegance.
Magnifique 2014, de profil assez riche et large sans excès avec de l’acidité pour supporter le tout, de la finesse, vraiment très bien. 90-91 — 8 days ago
1er Cru is bottled on the property, which was founded in 1870, located on the left bank of the Serein, Vaillon, meaning valley, where vineyards are located. Pale lemon with fresh fruit aromas of stone and citrus fruits with wafts of smoky mineral notes, aged for 12 months on oak. On the palate flavors of clean apple and pear, nice acidity, good balance on long finish ending with smoky and bright mineral character. — 12 days ago
Blend of Mourvèdre (about 75%) and Grenache with a splash of Cinsault and Carignan in this ripe and spicy wine from one of smallest appellations in France. Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits and floral spice. On the palate flavors of plum and black currant with black pepper and herbs. Racy big tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit and spice. — 9 days ago
Lots of delicious and expressive red fruit, drinks easy but with more and more depth and complexity as it ages slowly. Even better on day 2. 90-91
Du fruit rouge en masse, très Pinot et un profil parfumé et expressif mais ça se boit tellement bien, encore meilleur jour 2. — 8 days ago
Seemed slightly disjointed when first opened but settled in nicely after being open an hour. Bottled April 2019. Disgorged 7/2/2020. 80% Meunier /20% Pinot Noir. — 4 days ago