Delicious. Well balanced and nice acidity. — 9 days ago
Excellent. Crisp, dry, flavorful. — 10 days ago
Sitruksinen, keltaluumuinen, viheromenainen, lempeän paahteinen vuosikertasamppanja samaisena vuotena eka kerran QP-nimityksen saaneelle vanhalle kuupparille, joka taas sai ko. nimityksen. Vapun tervetuliaismalja (Veetille ja) Martinille. Lempeä samppanja, tykkään aidosti. Hieno ja tyylikäs. ❤ — 2 months ago
Birthday treat - dark hue, toastier end of toasted brioche. Almond forward with saline elements. Very vinous. — 24 days ago
Wonderful notes of breadiness with underlying notes of lemon and almond. Finishes divine! — 24 days ago
I am moving to france. — a month ago
With oysters!! — 2 months ago
@Delectable Wine : This is the Denis Chaput L’Ombre d’Armand champagne. I didn’t see it in the database.
A wonderful bottle gifted to me by my good friend @Bryan Kesting!
This was my first experience with this producer. Bottled in May 2010 (so, assuming ‘09 vintage) and spent 8yrs on the lees, ultimately disgorged in mid 2018! Wow. 75/25 Pinot/chard.
First impression here is that this reminds me of the older NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve champagnes, but maybe even more rich and toasty. Aromatically it has notes of lemon cream, almond scone, and a unique caramel delights type finish. Not sure of the dosage here, but I’m assuming somewhere around 5-7g/l as the palate has a hint of sweetness. All fruits are honeyed with nougat, and I’m assuming some use of oak for aging due to the vanilla notes. Rich mousse. Leans towards oxidative but doesn’t have that sherry type flair. Best on the more cold side so that all parts can meld together nicely. “Delicious”, according to Mrs. A...and I agree. — a month ago