A great reward for a very long day of outside chores; lawn, extensive plantings in the gardens, harvest in the early Fall might be the end of me this year. I hope we have enough canning jars!?
Prior notes apply, and then some, worthy of the score alone on the nose. Palate is amazing, slightly better than prior bottles. Last bottle on this stellar NV selection. Need to get more cellar depth on this one.
Stunning out of Riedel Vinum Champagne glasses! — 9 days ago
Enjoyable champagne with some good citrus note and acidity. Picks up a bit of volume after some time in the glass and fills out with brioche notes. Pairs with food well but can be enjoyed on its own as well. first had this at Vantre in Paris last year, glad to be able to find a bottle in Japan. — 19 days ago
Nose has recently washed lemon, briney sea spray, cold limestone gravel, nondescript white flowers, cold salt slab and whole walnuts.
Palate has fresh lemon pith, lemon flesh, limestone paste, salty water and crushed shale. Wonderful bottle, acidity and minerality are just amazing. Give this bottle plenty of air and experience it slightly above cellar temperature for happy times.
A fully different experience in comparison to our prior bottle, so yes you can certainly have off bottles of young Champagne. My experiences with oddly showing Champagne, luckily has been limited, maybe one per year or less on average.
20% Pinot Noir / 80% Chardonnay
20% 2014 Vintage / 80% 2015 Vintage
Disgorged February 2019 — 16 days ago
The ultra rare Tete de Cuvée of Jacques Lassaigne that is aged in barrels for cognac and old Ganevat Vin Jaune. Intense and expressive showing caramelized golden apples, crushed salted almonds and a chalky minerality. Finishes long and with excellent precision. — 19 days ago
Salmon hue, nose offers citrus, blanched almonds, dried white flowers, and sourdough bread notes; palate is round with dried apricot, lavender honey, strawberry jam, orange marmalade notes. Light, demi-sec rosé Champagne that is deliciously sweet without being too overbearing. Would pair nicely with cheeses, spice, dessert. — 10 days ago