酸味は丸くキツくない、けど甘さはベタっとしていなくて心地よい。 — 12 days ago
Snappy tartish lemon peel and nice crisp acidity. This reasonable priced 1er Cru Nv fighting above its weight. Pleasant to say the least. — 6 days ago
Hot cross buns. Yeast and smoke.. — 11 days ago
🏅 Rating 94/100 (4,4⭐)
Golden color. The style is gently oxidative. The bouquet of bird cherry white flowers and the warmth of a freshly baked loaf. With time in the glass reveals the iodine character of Côte des Blancs and light creamy notes of Cramant. The palate is broad with Granny Smith apples, white peach and citrus. Lightly oaked.
Previously this cuvee was called Vieille Vigne de Cramant, but had to change the name to avoid the confusion with Cremant. Name comes from the name of the place: Bourron du Levant. East facing parcel in Cramant with vines between 56 and 80 years old.
Larmandier-Bernier is among the pioneers of biodynamic viticulture in Champagne. Always healthy ripe grapes are fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in oak barrels. Spontaneous malo, no filtration and fining. Cuvee spends impressive 7-8 years sur lattes to gain its beloved complexity and depth. This bottle was disgorged by hand in June 2018 and dosed with 2g/l to Extra brut.
Instagram: @wine_talks_club — 17 days ago
@Mike R We started with this champagne late afternoon. My extraordinarily good friend open this for us as soon as he arrived. Lemon / lime green apple, banana skins, flowers, nutty, yeasty/buttery finish. A bit of a heavy weight..￼
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Pale gold with green tinges. Pleasant perlage with minuscule bubbles that just go on and on. Very pretty visually. Intoxicating aromas of white and purple flowers initially. Mushrooms, grapefruits, and white pears shine along with beautiful chalk. Gorgeous.
The Côte des Blancs really speak clearly through this wine. 100% Chardonnay produced from grapes from four Grand Cru sites, Les Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant, Avize, and Oger. And it shows. An astonishing 40% of reserve wine is added to the blend, which is from a perpetual reserve of wines going back to 1988. Amazing stuff.
This is all very graceful, very refined. Everything in the right place. Full bodied and elegant with racy acidity and exquisite balance and structure. The palate is harmonious with stone and orchard fruits and toast. Quite saline with nice minerality and subtle spice. Real bubbleheads already know everything they need to know about Pierre Peters but if you don’t know, now you know. You’re welcome. — 12 days ago
Straight out of Barbonne, comes this 100% Pinot Noir champagne that’s full of life and character. Aged on lees for two years and disgorged on 6/2/17, that little bit of extra time makes a difference. 8 g/l isn’t too much, it’s still a smooth pour. This is a little under the radar gem that I went into with knowledge and was so pleasantly surprised. Intense but great for all occasions.
A highly expressive nose featuring roasted almonds and a slight touch of raspberries. Marmalade and tea biscuits accompany. Really nice acidity and chalky minerality. Those Pinot notes really shine on the palate with cherries and kumquats, along with the faintest hint of earth. A really nice champagne that hits all the high notes. — a month ago