Diebolt-Vallois

Fleur de Passion Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

9.4138 ratings
9.461 pro ratings
Cramant, Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Martin Bergo

Lightly golden color; honeysuckle, almonds, orange peel and citrus on the nose with some reductive notes; the mousse was quite weak and the taste not at the level of most other vintages we have tried. Lacks depth and elegance.

Lightly golden color; honeysuckle, almonds, orange peel and citrus on the nose with some reductive notes; the mousse was quite weak and the taste not at the level of most other vintages we have tried. Lacks depth and elegance.

Jun 1st, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Best bottle to date of this wine more richness and depth than previous bottles wow !

Best bottle to date of this wine more richness and depth than previous bottles wow !

Feb 28th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Elegant and vibrant with green apple citrus and white flowers . Still very primary just give it 5 or more years and it will be a beauty when the secondaries start to develop.

Elegant and vibrant with green apple citrus and white flowers . Still very primary just give it 5 or more years and it will be a beauty when the secondaries start to develop.

Jan 20th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Elegant complex and refined with excellent depth and focus . In time this should be even better ! A nice gift from Jacques Diebolt :

Elegant complex and refined with excellent depth and focus . In time this should be even better ! A nice gift from Jacques Diebolt :

Jul 2nd, 2018
Sean Genn

Great balance of lemon peel, mineral, brioche and toasted nut character

Great balance of lemon peel, mineral, brioche and toasted nut character

Feb 3rd, 2018
Conrad Green

A blast of fresh yeasty fruit. Still super young. A steely spine and lovely lush, young fruit. Lemon and energy. Young- but a great future ahead.

A blast of fresh yeasty fruit. Still super young. A steely spine and lovely lush, young fruit. Lemon and energy. Young- but a great future ahead.

1 person found it helpfulJan 5th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.4

One of the most underrated Champagnes out there

One of the most underrated Champagnes out there

1 person found it helpfulMay 5th, 2017
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

Fresh as a daisy, yet offering just enough secondary flavours to add complexity and interest. Still youthful, so rush here whatsoever.

Fresh as a daisy, yet offering just enough secondary flavours to add complexity and interest. Still youthful, so rush here whatsoever.

Mar 5th, 2017
Alexis Davis Iaconis

Hospitality Director Copain Wines

9.5

Long way to go and unfair to drink now but was delicious! Love this #grower #bubbles #chmpagne #happy

Long way to go and unfair to drink now but was delicious! Love this #grower #bubbles #chmpagne #happy

Oct 23rd, 2016
Christine Havens

The 2004 Diebolt-Vallois Brut Fleur de Passion lives up to its name. This sumptuous and beautifully rendered Cramant unfurls slowly with notes of white peach, golden delicious apple, and honeysuckle. The mousse is ultra-fine and utterly seductive, like a plunge into some fantastic glittery-gold enchantment (see Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss). Seamless waves of orchard fruit and well-integrated toast are drenched in textural creaminess, and the most exquisitely subtle mineral
overtones.

The 2004 Diebolt-Vallois Brut Fleur de Passion lives up to its name. This sumptuous and beautifully rendered Cramant unfurls slowly with notes of white peach, golden delicious apple, and honeysuckle. The mousse is ultra-fine and utterly seductive, like a plunge into some fantastic glittery-gold enchantment (see Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss). Seamless waves of orchard fruit and well-integrated toast are drenched in textural creaminess, and the most exquisitely subtle mineral
overtones.

Jan 21st, 2016