Very complex nose. Elegance and finesse. A surprising aromatic complexity. A bouquet of aromas dominated by honey, brioche and notes of dried fruits, hazelnuts and sweets. Perfectly matured.
|Vintage:||2011||Grape Varietals:||100% Chardonnay||ABV:||12.5%|
2011 juice exclusively 100% Grand Cru from Chouilly, chalky soil and subsoil.
It matches magnificently with foie gras!
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|TBD||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 01027 1||1 07 84585 01027 8||$66.00|
|F4CC890026CHM||1.5L||6||Glass||7 84585 01442 2||1 07 84585 01442 9||$130.00|
|TBD||6.0L||1||Glass||7 84585 01443 9||1 07 84585 01443 6||$850.00|
|TBD||9.0L||1||Glass||7 84585 01444 6||1 07 84585 01444 3||$1300.00|
"Showing scents of freshly baked bread and pear on the nose, the 2012 Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs offers a refined mouth feel and complex, integrated flavors of pear, lemon and toasty lees. There’s excellent acidic cut on the finish. Aged 6 years on the lees."
- International Wine Review (Champagnes & Sparkling Wines for the Holidays: The Best of 2018), 92 pts
"Still so crisp and fruity, this is lively Champagne. It has a great tang of lemon zest and a tight texture that shows plenty of minerality. It will continue to age gracefully, allowing a more mature toasty character to come through. Drink from 2018. –Roger VOSS"
- Wine Enthusiast (May 2017), 90 pts
"Finely balanced and fresh, with a creamy bead and rich notes of toasted brioche and grated coconut, layered with flavors of apple pie, smoked almond and candied ginger. Drink now through 2026. 3,000 cases made. –AN"
- Wine Spectator (November 30th 2014), 92 pts
"This balances the lush fruit of the 2006 vintage with a burst of acidity. The richness of the wine brings out notes of cheese rind and powerful chalkiness: the tightness comes across in crisp apple flavors and floral scents of chamomile. Youthfully blunt, this needs bottle age for the elements to mellow and meld."
- Wine and Spirits Magazine (December 2014), 91 pts + BEST BUY
"Hints of quince paste, honey, dried apricot and brioche mix in this finely knit and well-balanced Champagne. Vibrant and focused, with a minerally base note and an almond-laced finish. Drink now through 2024. 3,000 cases made. –AN"
Wine Spectator (November 30, 2012), 92 pts
"Pale yellow. Fresh citrus fruits, jasmine and licorice on the mineral-accented nose. Fleshy but lithe and focused on the palate, offering intense lemon and orange flavors and deeper notes of pear skin and honey. Gains weight with air and finishes with strong mineral cut and lingering floral nuances. This Champagne is aging slowly and will be even more interesting with five more years of bottle age."
Stephen Tanzer's IWC (Josh Raynolds, November/December 2012), 92 pts
"This tangyn zesty wine has a taut and tense character, balanced with acidity, fruitiness and firm texture. It needs 3-4 years of bottle aging"
Wine Enthusiast (December 1st 2012), 89 pts