Opened for David/Marcia. Remembered as rather too lush and fruit forward last time but now it's a delicious balanced winner. Dark berries and black fruits bacon earth then lively texture on palate with a bite carrying through to finish uncovering hints of mint. What an AA value after all! — a day ago
Even at age 24, this is still alive and kickin. Cherry and dried florals on the nose and palate. A pleasure to get to drink a Beaujolais with this much age on it. — a month ago
Discrètes notes florales, bouche ronde tonique portée par de beaux amer. Bel équilibre. — 2 months ago
Randomly pulled it for dinner of Amah yeeya thinking it’s an SB, hadn’t realized it is a sweet Chenin from Chidaine and wow what a wine! Unfortunately the only one at AA 19! Golden color and that beguiling honeyed pineapple tropical fruits and minerals notes. Unctuous complex layered texture that’s energetic and peeling off the palate, balanced by rounded acids if there is such a thing and a very long layered finish. Another decade easy! 11.5 ABV, made infrequently. Sat there savoring it after dinner. — 2 months ago
Wonderful dry blend — 5 hours ago
Without a doubt, my favorite champagne producer. While the Crayeres and VP are my favorites, this was my first time enjoying the all Pinot meunier offering. This was opened alongside Billecart’s Rendezvous No1 and Prevosts’ La Closerie LC 17 (all three being Pinot meunier).
Disgorged mid 2019 after three years on the lees. This screamed Pinot meunier out of those three. The La Closerie (my favorite meunier champagne) has so much cardamom, and espresso coffee tones to it, and the Billecart seemed like a nice, bright champagne yet wasn’t overly expressive. The Egly had so much gummy fruit (like gummy fruit snacks), which I always get with meunier. Extremely expressive. Bright stone fruits on the nose along with spiced pear. Definitely a floral component...tangerine like. The palate is mostly racy at the core but surrounded by rich texture. An excellent representation of Pinot meunier. — a month ago
Don’t mind the label! Easily, along with Selosse, my favorite Rosé. IMO, there’s those two and then everyone else. Probably a common consensus. I love the bracing acidity and tension that compliments the super rich strawberry & raspberry fruit, chalky minerality and sea spray salinity. There’s superb midpalate intensity and density, that’s concluded with a finish that just doesn’t let up. It will certainly age very well, but it’s so enjoyable now. Begs for a Burgundy glass. — a month ago