@Delectable Wine : This is the Denis Chaput L’Ombre d’Armand champagne. I didn’t see it in the database.
A wonderful bottle gifted to me by my good friend @Bryan Kesting!
This was my first experience with this producer. Bottled in May 2010 (so, assuming ‘09 vintage) and spent 8yrs on the lees, ultimately disgorged in mid 2018! Wow. 75/25 Pinot/chard.
First impression here is that this reminds me of the older NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve champagnes, but maybe even more rich and toasty. Aromatically it has notes of lemon cream, almond scone, and a unique caramel delights type finish. Not sure of the dosage here, but I’m assuming somewhere around 5-7g/l as the palate has a hint of sweetness. All fruits are honeyed with nougat, and I’m assuming some use of oak for aging due to the vanilla notes. Rich mousse. Leans towards oxidative but doesn’t have that sherry type flair. Best on the more cold side so that all parts can meld together nicely. “Delicious”, according to Mrs. A...and I agree. — a month ago
Some wines make you purr…… am I the only one on ￼delectable drinking clos de la roche from Ponsot ??? — 9 days ago
Fun drinking if perplexing terroir notes (herbal, floral, spicy). Maybe all secondary without the fruit to marry it all? Cross St. Estephe with burgundy…? I’d drink it again but with…maybe pigeon or squab. — 13 days ago
Paired with Duck at Saison SF, really really nice well rounded glass — 9 days ago