Duval-Leroy

Brut Champagne Blend

9.0215 ratings
9.049 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
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Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

A Chardonnay and Pinot Noir blend. Golden straw with stone fruit aromas and yeasty notes. On the palate peach and apple flavors with a nutty mineral character. Ok balance on a medium finish ending with chalky tones. An ok bubbly, but at similar price points there are better ones. For a few$ more, their Brut reserve is much better.

A Chardonnay and Pinot Noir blend. Golden straw with stone fruit aromas and yeasty notes. On the palate peach and apple flavors with a nutty mineral character. Ok balance on a medium finish ending with chalky tones. An ok bubbly, but at similar price points there are better ones. For a few$ more, their Brut reserve is much better.

Apr 8th, 2018
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.9

Non-vintage from the 70s, oxidized in all the right ways, rounded and creamy, wow, delicious.

Non-vintage from the 70s, oxidized in all the right ways, rounded and creamy, wow, delicious.

3 people found it helpfulMay 26th, 2014
Ed Matthews

The nose shows bright Pinot Noir fruit with hints of rose petal and raspberries. Has a very fine mousse and some yeastiness comes through at the end. The finish is pretty well-balanced with a raspberry whipped honey note that's very persistent. There also some notable extremely faint and fine tannins on the finish. I find this to be an interesting and unique Champagne.

The nose shows bright Pinot Noir fruit with hints of rose petal and raspberries. Has a very fine mousse and some yeastiness comes through at the end. The finish is pretty well-balanced with a raspberry whipped honey note that's very persistent. There also some notable extremely faint and fine tannins on the finish. I find this to be an interesting and unique Champagne.

2 people found it helpfulDec 19th, 2013
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.9

Always a sure bet and so kindly priced, even in 375 mls.

Always a sure bet and so kindly priced, even in 375 mls.

Apr 10th, 2016
Vivek Surti

Marketing Director Nashville Wine Auction

9.2

Casual way to end a tasting.

Casual way to end a tasting.

Nov 11th, 2015
Jennifer DiDomizio

I think there are pure grower champagnes that are more interesting but for dependable well priced bubbly this is pretty damn reliable.

I think there are pure grower champagnes that are more interesting but for dependable well priced bubbly this is pretty damn reliable.

Oct 22nd, 2015
Nicholas Livingston

After a 9 out of 9 success rate in this latest Sommelier Exam, The Wine Company raises a triumphant loving cup of this marvelously biscuity Champagne at the autolytic end of this glorious spectrum. What's more is two of our very own tied for the highest exam score! Three cheers and a wholehearted hip Hip!

After a 9 out of 9 success rate in this latest Sommelier Exam, The Wine Company raises a triumphant loving cup of this marvelously biscuity Champagne at the autolytic end of this glorious spectrum. What's more is two of our very own tied for the highest exam score! Three cheers and a wholehearted hip Hip!

Aug 18th, 2015
Jeff Burrows

Birthday #saberit!

Birthday #saberit!

May 26th, 2015
Mark Eastom

Bready, yeasty, Apple spice, almonds and peach on the palate. Apple pie with butter crust, great acidity and nuts in the palate. Great stuff.

Bready, yeasty, Apple spice, almonds and peach on the palate. Apple pie with butter crust, great acidity and nuts in the palate. Great stuff.

Feb 2nd, 2015
Rebecca Fletcher

Just perfect!

Just perfect!

Jan 8th, 2015