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Clos du Mesnil Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

9.6415 ratings
9.6161 pro ratings
Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, 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
Andrew Lohse

Totally epic. Rich, full structure with plenty of brioche/croissant; honey, candied citrus, smoke; I n s a n e complexity. Wow - nothing like it.

Totally epic. Rich, full structure with plenty of brioche/croissant; honey, candied citrus, smoke; I n s a n e complexity. Wow - nothing like it.

Jul 12th, 2018
Lewis Chester

1979 Clos Du Mesnil. What do you do when you are confronted with a legendary wine? You hope it doesn’t disappoint. At Pages in Paris today, Tomo delighted us with this outstanding bottle. Medium golden hue. The nose was to die for: fresh, white flower, chalk and honeyed - alluring and forever changing in the glass while keeping its freshness. Hints of truffle wafted away within minutes. What seemed like an impossible dream of the ultimate Champagne remained intact. Fine but persistent bubbles, huge but balanced concentration with a refreshing, zesty acidity and a finish I can still taste an hour and a half after having drained the last few precious drops of this legend. Wow, wow, wow. Incredible. 100 points. Don’t be afraid to open now or in 20 years.

1979 Clos Du Mesnil. What do you do when you are confronted with a legendary wine? You hope it doesn’t disappoint. At Pages in Paris today, Tomo delighted us with this outstanding bottle. Medium golden hue. The nose was to die for: fresh, white flower, chalk and honeyed - alluring and forever changing in the glass while keeping its freshness. Hints of truffle wafted away within minutes. What seemed like an impossible dream of the ultimate Champagne remained intact. Fine but persistent bubbles, huge but balanced concentration with a refreshing, zesty acidity and a finish I can still taste an hour and a half after having drained the last few precious drops of this legend. Wow, wow, wow. Incredible. 100 points. Don’t be afraid to open now or in 20 years.

May 30th, 2018
Chris MacLean

So rich and yet so crisp. Flavor nuances spring up everywhere, all with a graceful touch. I don’t remember having a better champagne.

So rich and yet so crisp. Flavor nuances spring up everywhere, all with a graceful touch. I don’t remember having a better champagne.

May 27th, 2018
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9.5

The 2002 Clos du Mesnil is wonderfully pliant and expressive in the glass. The radiant personality of the year comes through in the wine's ripe, tropically-leaning flavors and open-knit personality. I imagine the 2002 will develop at a relatively fast pace by Clos du Mesnil standards. Even so, there is more than enough freshness underpinning the fruit to support at least two decades of very fine drinking. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2017)

The 2002 Clos du Mesnil is wonderfully pliant and expressive in the glass. The radiant personality of the year comes through in the wine's ripe, tropically-leaning flavors and open-knit personality. I imagine the 2002 will develop at a relatively fast pace by Clos du Mesnil standards. Even so, there is more than enough freshness underpinning the fruit to support at least two decades of very fine drinking. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2017)

May 1st, 2018
Alexis Davis Iaconis

Hospitality Director Copain Wines

9.5

Way too young to be opening this! Sure it will be so much better in ten more years.

Way too young to be opening this! Sure it will be so much better in ten more years.

Aug 20th, 2017
Doug Kahn

Incredible

Incredible

Jul 21st, 2017
Nico J. Snyman

SO MUCH ACID, WOW...

SO MUCH ACID, WOW...

1 person found it helpfulJan 28th, 2018
Gary Arya-Armstrong

Sommelier Rockpool Bar and Grill

9.4

Superb!

Superb!

1 person found it helpfulApr 30th, 2015
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.7

This gets fresher every time I taste it. I tried it today with Olivier Krug at the property, and it had puligny scale and the most pure and long Mesnil belemnita chalk finish one could ask for.

This gets fresher every time I taste it. I tried it today with Olivier Krug at the property, and it had puligny scale and the most pure and long Mesnil belemnita chalk finish one could ask for.

Mar 28th, 2017
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Absolutely rockstar. This is a beautiful wine in a great place with tons of life ahead. Made the 04 Salon look a touch flabby.

Absolutely rockstar. This is a beautiful wine in a great place with tons of life ahead. Made the 04 Salon look a touch flabby.

Mar 20th, 2017