A light golden shade with a profusion of tiny bubbles. Green apples, pears, and grapefruit up front on the fun, fruity, and fresh nose. The citrus aromas take over with a little orange rind and peach. Tea biscuits and just the barest hint of red cherries make an appearance. This is honestly one of those champagnes you never want to stop smelling.
All Grand Cru Chardonnay from Le Mesnil sur Oger in the Côte des Blancs. Six years on lees with 8 g/l dosage. This is really nice with a sturdy, acidic backbone and just the right amount of floral attributes. Classy is the word I would use to describe this beauty. It most certainly over delivers for the price. And I have to mention the bottle, it’s spectacular.
The palate displays roasted nuts and more toast. Beautifully pure fruit here with lemon rinds, grapefruit, and tangerine. A splash of strawberry and cherry goes a long way here. The stone minerality takes the cake. Medium long finish with spice and more yeast. This is magnificent now but can wait a few more years. — 14 days ago
Pale lemon with stone and citrus fruit aromas. On the palate flavors of crisp apple and pear with lemon citrus and honey notes. Medium-body, smooth, medium finish, good balance ending with wet stone and mineral character. Consistent quality year over year. Very Nice! — 7 days ago
Medium lemon with aromas of ripe stone and tropical fruits and notes of honey. On the palate flavors of crisp apple and peach, with nutty notes, nice acidity, good balance. Smooth finish, medium-body with slight creamy touch on the ending. Still Nice! — 8 days ago
Feb. 13, 2021. Single varietal Champagne tasting w/ Caitlin. Blanc de Noirs = 100% Pinot Noir. This is lovely. Toast, green apple, key lime on the nose. Green apple and hibiscus on palate. Nice acidity. Beautiful bubbles and beautiful pale pink color. A winner! — 8 days ago