Wow just wow. Really incredible stuff happening here. A medium straw color in the glass with effusive small bubbles that are plentiful. Unmistakably Côte des Blancs on the nose with delicate white tea and minerality initially. Pears, green apples, and the suggestion of caramel. Seriously these aromas are amazing. Right out of the gate and this is already a spectacular champagne.
You have to love these champagnes with a large amount of reserve wine. Mainly based on the 2013 vintage but with 24% from 2012 and 27% from 2014. From Premier Cru plots in Vertus, Villeneuve, and Mont Aime. Really nice acidity that is zippy but not quite bracing despite the 3.5 g/l dosage. Three years on lees which contributes to the maturity and stately nature of the wine.
Medium bodied with clear finesse throughout. When it touches your tongue, you will be excited. A citrus heavy palate featuring honey and herbs. A touch of pepper along with some earth notes. Ridiculously long finish. This is a master crafted champagne. One I could honestly drink all the time. — 2 days ago
Superb value white burg. I love it when you can put the glass to your nose and you know it’s Côte de Beaune fruit. Lemon oil drizzle on wet, limestoney gravel, a bit of apple/slightly-underripe peach. Intense attack, with loads of unadorned fruit, really good flavor concentration, and intense, lip-smacking acids. Clean, bracing finish. Nicely done. — a month ago
Les petits plaisir en bonne compagnie! — 3 days ago
Balanced. Bright red fruit. Delicious. — 8 days ago
Interesting find in Costco Marina del Ray Charlie mountain house visit. Bright berries and floral notes with some lift on palate though not all that complex. — a month ago