Amazing 50 year bottle bought to celebrate parents golden wedding anniversary. Still bright golden in colour, complex (yeasty?) aroma that is difficult to pin point. Great tension on the palate, racy and nervy, with quite high acidity which surprised me for a Demi-sec. A real experience. — 9 days ago
Explosive richness and complexity with hints of lemon, smoke, flowers and wet stone. Very enjoyable. — 13 days ago
Slightly tart but wonderful complex fruity wine. One of the better white CDPS I HAVE HAD RECENTLY. — 13 days ago
Pretty, floral, pithy with driving acidity and delicate perlage — 9 days ago
No chill from Savart here. Made the mistake of bringing a magnum of this to the mother-in-law's birthday party... Packed with middle aged aunties... So you can imagine how a brutally acidic, highly mineralic, dry champagne went... Let's just say the NZ savvy b was a bigger hit. Thankfully, the mother-in-law's got great taste and she loved it.
A champagne that begs for air. Austere essentially - only the final remnants of the wine really showcased the brilliant fruit. The nose is incredibly floral with light bread notes, orange rind and pear. The palate is intense and cuts like a knife. Red berries, lemon juice, lime, marzipan, salt... Really salty. I like this wine now, but it really needs time to flesh out and show its best.
NB: So different from the Ledru despite having nearly the same composition. Ah! The wonders of wine. Hard to nail the reason why, but I suspect maker's mark is probably the biggest factor. Both vibrates with great inner energy, but I can't help but feel that the Savart's just spitefully lean 🤣 Just a gut feeling as the site (and possibly base vintage too) is different. — 16 days ago
Wow. Still full of flavor and smooth as silk. All the right attributes. After 25 years I don’t think it could be any better — 20 days ago