Pale gold with minuscule bubbles and lush creaminess. The nose is a bit closed in at first but blossoms over time showcasing delicate white flowers, pears, and really nice apples. After more time passes, the nose begins to evolve with more than of smokiness and pepper. Lemons, limes, and strawberry and it ends with an intoxicating bit of honey. 3/4 Pinot Noir and the rest Chardonnay.
A grower from the Cotes Des Bar with very small production but insanely high quality. The terroir of Aube real speaks here and the low dosage of 4 g/l allows for that expression. Based of the 2017 vintage and disgorged in early 2020. It feels so youthful in the mouth and you just know this has many years to go.
Wonderfully harmonious despite the youthful nature of this champagne, it all comes together in the mouth. Crisp and round, the acidity is pleasingly bracing. More pears and honeyed apples all over this. Citrus fruits steal the show but the chalky minerality and savory notes are showstoppers as well. A beautiful champagne, one you won’t want to stop drinking. Stock up. — 7 days ago
Beautiful vintage Krug, but clearly still very young (which is slightly nuts). Bubbles are quite fine but still very present. Yeasty and mouth filling - there is real power here. Deep and intense on the palate, long finish, great acid. Very fun to try - but would love to try in 5-10 years. — 7 days ago
An attractive shade of yellow with specks of gold throughout. The perlage is impressive with fine right bubbles that just keep going on and on. The nose here is brilliant with green apples and pears. Roasted nuts and hot buttered toast express themselves well, along with toffee and orange slices. Oak is present but never in an obtrusive way.
When a major champagne house like Billecart Salmon introduces a new offering, you expect it to be delicious but they outdid themselves here. Easily one of the best non vintage bottles around. Vinified entirely in oak, there is a noticeably streak of power and creamy texture. Aged on lees for around seven years and it shows. Composed of equal parts of the three Champenois grapes with a dosage of 7 g/l. Racy acidity and sleekly structured.
Quite elegant and goes long on personality. The palate displays beautiful citrus fruit such as nectarines and lemon. Tasty pastries, chalk minerality, and oak compliment. The finish is long with a touch of sweetness. This really can stack up very well against other higher profile and more expensive offerings. Immediately accessible and pleasing but I would love to revisit in a few years. — 13 days ago
Deep lemon color with fine creamy mousse and fast bubble flow. Medium intensity aromas of stone fruits, blossom, bread dough and citrus. On the palate flavors of golden apple, peach, lemon citrus and honeysuckle with biscuit toast and nutty notes. Long finish, almost full-body ending with hints of biscuit and citrus. Outstanding, will improve a bit more in the bottle. Tasting Sample. — a day ago
Disgorged oct 2018.
Dark straw color. Quite some mousse. What a difference a strawberry makes 😀. Agree with other tasters there is quite some apple in it (the ripe, bruised, October style of apple). Interesting nose with even some toasted wood, herbish in its style. Interesting glass of champagne with a lingering finish of over a minute. — 6 days ago
Popped and poured, but notes from 1.5 hrs open. On the nose: a glorious, dense, melange of fruit, lees, marzipan, herbs. On the palate: fantastic acidity and density, soft and very fine mousse, ripe grapefruit, laserlike precision, soft bitter herbs..just stunning, but would have been better with oysters. — 11 hours ago