Classicly "Brut" in every dimension, this attractive wine is bright in color, alive yet restrained in its citrus and green apple fruit tones and fresh and slightly toasty in its yeasty seasoning. Nuances of chalk, roasted lemon and caramel are comfortably carried within the wine's light and elegant palatefeel contributed by its somewhat higher Chardonnay portion, yet its depth and range are those of a carefully aged wine.
Bright yellow-gold with a slow bead. Deep, musky pear, peach skin and yellow plum on the nose. Sappy and full, offering gently sweet pit fruit and pear flavors that pick up a smoky note with air. Comes across as drier than the last couple of releases under this label, with a touch of finishing bitterness and a lingering note of spicecake.
Aromas of orange oil, lemon, and nutmeg, along with a hint of fruit salad. Brisk, laid-back and on the dry side, with nicely focused lemony flavor. A bit generic but fruity and fresh, with attractive restraint. Doesn't quite equal the batch I tasted a year ago for concentration or thrust. Finishes dry and fairly persistent.
By whiner51, January 18, 2001
Very good. Similar to Bollinger Special Cuvee. Nice, but not amazing.
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By diddley10537060, January 09, 2005
I like this champagne. It isn't my favorite, but for a terrific surprise, try it with sushi. The yeasty elements comingle in fine fashion.
Average rating: 3.50(8 ratings)