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Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

9.318 ratings
9.62 pro ratings
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
Bob McDonald

A Valentines Day tipple with the missus and what a beautiful Champagne it was. Pale Lemon in colour with an ultra fine persistent bead. Aromas of sweet citrus, Nougat, mineral, toast, honey and stone fruit which transfer through to the palate. Needless to say marvellous complexity in this 100% Chardonnay. Fermented in stainless steel and given a full malolactic fermentation. Dosage 4.5 grams per Litre. Disgorged October 2016. One of the 1001 wines and a wonderful treat from Champagne’s oldest firm. Made entirely from Chardonnay Grand Crus.

A Valentines Day tipple with the missus and what a beautiful Champagne it was. Pale Lemon in colour with an ultra fine persistent bead. Aromas of sweet citrus, Nougat, mineral, toast, honey and stone fruit which transfer through to the palate. Needless to say marvellous complexity in this 100% Chardonnay. Fermented in stainless steel and given a full malolactic fermentation. Dosage 4.5 grams per Litre. Disgorged October 2016. One of the 1001 wines and a wonderful treat from Champagne’s oldest firm. Made entirely from Chardonnay Grand Crus.

Feb 14th, 2020
Rebecca Fletcher

Buttered toast, baked croissant, ripe apple and pear, baking spice. M+ acid, m body, and long finish. Saline and minerality on the palate. Delicate, complex and classy.

Buttered toast, baked croissant, ripe apple and pear, baking spice. M+ acid, m body, and long finish. Saline and minerality on the palate. Delicate, complex and classy.

Nov 10th, 2017
Jessica Park

I usually don’t drink champagne but this taste was a classique

I usually don’t drink champagne but this taste was a classique

Feb 5th, 2019
Byron Hewett

I really liked the crisp, clean, minerally aspects of this wine. Excellent.

I really liked the crisp, clean, minerally aspects of this wine. Excellent.

Nov 7th, 2018
James Webb

Very nice baking spice and bread expression with darker fruit. Acid and minerality on point. But the floral weirdness detracted. Typical DR though I believe

Very nice baking spice and bread expression with darker fruit. Acid and minerality on point. But the floral weirdness detracted. Typical DR though I believe

Nov 7th, 2018
Sabine Freire

When first poured has a good nose of white flowers and delicate sweet citrus notes.
Something about the first sip reminded me of Lemon heads 😝 a silly reference

When first poured has a good nose of white flowers and delicate sweet citrus notes.
Something about the first sip reminded me of Lemon heads 😝 a silly reference

Apr 14th, 2018
Ron Siegel

Off btl that seemed dull & flat as there was little effervescence.

Off btl that seemed dull & flat as there was little effervescence.

Nov 27th, 2018
Lesa Gough

One word - spectacular!

One word - spectacular!

Sep 14th, 2017
Matt Mullenweg

Matt had this 7 months ago

Matt had this 7 months ago

Sep 6th, 2019
Robyn Brown

Robyn had this a year ago

Robyn had this a year ago

Apr 18th, 2019