A very nicely made Champagne, this one shows a youthful streak of fruity energy that leads its yeasty, autolyzed character and makes this wine a bit more direct and satisfying as a stand-along aperitif. Its mousse is foamy with mid-sized bubbles and its chalky, citrusy and green apple flavors hold well on the palate. It may not be as intellectually challenging as top-of-the line bubblies, but it is out-and-out enjoyable. This wine was also tasted from magnum with equally satisfying results.
: Yellow-gold. Pungent aromas of pear skin, yellow plum and spices. Lively orchard fruit and citrus flavors
show a slight hard edge but possess good depth. Dry and somewhat stern on the tangy finish.
Light, bright gold. Musky pear and melon aromas are complemented by green cardamom and sweet butter. Slightly bitter on the palate, with nicely concentrated orchard fruit flavors and a kick of white pepper. Finishes firm and moderately persistent.
Fresh apple, lime, orange oil and spice on the nose. Bright and brisk, with apple and lime flavors accented by a mineral nuance. A bit youthfully raw and one-dimensional but refreshing and reasonably intense. Finishes with a flavor of green apple and decent persistence.
The BEST of the Best
By Laca12118585, September 24, 2006
We had this for the very first time at the Food and Wine Festival 2004 @ Epcot Center and we are hooked! This is the best of all we have tasted so far; there is no other for us. We just love the crisp taste, subtle flavor of the anjou pears and the bubbles... they last until the end! We are having it for us and for our guests at our wedding reception. We hope they enjoy them as much as we do.
By Deevino et la fille 10492725, March 27, 2003
After three visits with Pommery Brut Royal, interspersed with many other brut labels, this Royal is definitly our base for comparisons. It even edges out the "Apanage Brut". If you are not a believer,we strongly suggest trying a half bottle,and let us know your thoughts!!
Average rating: 4.38(8 ratings)