We tried the 2017 last weekend. It was really good. I said, it needed a couple years in bottle. After having the 2015 tonight, I would say it’s better but, like this 15 it still needs a couple more years to flush out to its best form.
I like this rising Burgundian producer & new to me. For $39, it overachieves & drinks better than many more expensive CA Chardonnays. As I mentioned in my 2017 post, this producer uses a shade more new wood than is typical for White Burgundy...it has a little backbone.
The nose reveals; sour lemons, green apple with skin, lime zest to candy, overripe pineapple, under ripe, green melon, white peach, peach, apricot, kiwi, guava, cream, brown butter, white spice, limestone, chalky grains in powder, caramel notes, butterscotch candy, dry herbs, honey/honeycomb quality, grey volcanics, fruit blooms, jasmine, yellow lilies & spring flowers.
The body is; full, round, waxy, slightly gluey with nice viscosity. This also drinks like a nice Meursault. Sour lemons, green apple with extra skin, lime zest to candy, overripe pineapple, under ripe, green melon, white peach, peach, apricot, kiwi, guava, cream, brown butter, white spice, limestone, chalky grains in powder, wet some, flintiness, slightly, metallic minerals, caramel notes, butterscotch candy, dry herbs, honey/honeycomb quality, grey volcanics, fruit blooms, jasmine, yellow lilies & spring flowers. The acidity round, phat and well executed. The finish is; well balanced, nicely knitted, lush, rich, polished and lingers on for minutes ending in grippy chalkiness & minerals.
Needs to be decanted & enjoyed around 60 degrees.
Photos of; Domaine Pierre Boisson, staff picking grapes (that basket is a back breaker after awhile), beautiful Chardonnay clusters ready for harvest & Pierre, Bernard & Anne Boisson
@Shay A Maybe, your next producer introduction? Have to work that out. — 13 hours ago
What a nose. Unreal. Huge black and red cherries. Mineral. Loam. Blueberry, raspberry. Amazingly detailed fruit. So so saturated. Spice, so floral. Just a depth one can’t believe. Wow those inner mouth aromas. Massively concentrated, inky, dark and brooding, huge tannins, amazingly dense fruits, big tannins and and big acid, but amazingly vivid fruit despite all the bigness of the structure. Blackberry sap and extract are off the charts. This needs 5-7 years. Epic wine. — 20 days ago
@Delectable Wine this is Les Avats
A champagne from a vintage that is, shall we say, not particularly lauded. Nevertheless, I've had some fantastic experiences with 2011 Champagnes, and this one might be the best of the bunch. This is probably better than the 2011 Pierre Peters Chetillons. From a single parcel <<Les Avats>> in Avize, this is, I believe, a blanc de blanc even though it isn't listed as such. There is no disgorgement information on the bottle. Notes from 4 hours open.
The nose is a heavenly mixture of soft lime and meyer lemon, custard, some oxidative nutty notes. On the palate, the acidity is on point, the mousse is soft and carries the flavors so well, there is more lemon, a touch of rich oxidative character with a slight coffee tinge, but then, all of a sudden, it lightens up in the palate, almost like cotton candy dissolving, yet somehow manages not to give up its intensity. Wow. I have a few more bottles, but the current CellarTracker drink-by dates say 2026-2036...there is no way I could wait that long; this drinks so well already. — 7 days ago
Super fresh, clean and so delicious. Granny smith apple, biscuity notes, and a beautiful long finish. Amazing bubbles that really shows the difference in level for Grand Cru Vintage Champagne. With every penny and then some. Can't wait to have again. — 13 days ago
Lovely high toned nose, red cherry, spicecake, confectionary high toned, raspberry cake, raspberry coulis. So aromatic, wood shop shavings. Palate is lush and acidic but superbly elegant. There are tannins but not a wall. Elegant and playful. Concentrated and so juicy. Superbly red fruited. Complex and lithe. Dense, concentrated and so balanced. Truly brilliant. — 20 days ago
Sweet minerals on the nose.
Palate is very clean. Definitely a mineral bomb. Lemon pith .. sweet lemon pith. Aerated lemon zest. Dense but in a cerebral way. Laser ground dusty minerals. Almost mineral spice. Terrific palate roundness. Hits all parts of the palate.
This is NOT a pop and pour. It needs 30-60 minutes. Treat it like a high end village wine.
Bought from fass selections.
— 7 days ago
A great reward for a very long day of outside chores; lawn, extensive plantings in the gardens, harvest in the early Fall might be the end of me this year. I hope we have enough canning jars!?
Prior notes apply, and then some, worthy of the score alone on the nose. Palate is amazing, slightly better than prior bottles. Last bottle on this stellar NV selection. Need to get more cellar depth on this one.
Stunning out of Riedel Vinum Champagne glasses! — 13 days ago
Outstanding CdB. This has a very focused balance of expressive tart red fruits, with elegant structure and a nice whiff of natural vinification on the nose. Blind I would put it between the natty focus of Guy Breton’s better cru wines with the extracted and floral overtones of high quality Fleurie and Julienas producers. Just lovely to drink. — 2 days ago
after three premoxed wines last night—different producers—I was relieved when this wine vibrates with electricity and snappy acidity. My tastebuds are all doing the wave as they enjoy the citrus and orchard fruit packed into this Meursault. No nuttiness and not a lot of minerality at this point, but I am happy. — 8 days ago