Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs lends itself to a Champagne that is finely textured and impressively fruity and structured. The wine has a steely edge that suggests this bottling is young but that also has beautiful fruit and minerality. This bottling will be even better from 2023. Billecart Salmon USA. ?R.V.
A full-bodied sparkling with sliced cooked pears and apples. Dusty chalk and some mineral and stone undertones. Full-bodied with firmness and tightness at the end. Linear and compact on the palate. Tangy finish. Drink or hold.
Rapierlike acidity defines this lip-smacking version with rich notes of grilled nut melon and apricot fruit grated ginger and lemon curd gaining momentum. It's sleek and racy with a lively mousse and a long mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2025
The NV Brut de Blancs is terrific at this level. Rich and sumptuous in the glass the Blanc de Blancs possesses tremendous depth and resonance that builds over time. Sage rosemary dried lemon peel and white flowers add layers of dimension. Readers will find an especially rich vinous expression of the Côtes de Blancs. This NV is a blend from Mesnil Chouilly Avize and Cramant all Grand Cru villages based on 2015. Time in the glass brings out the savory character that is such a strong vintage signature and that in many wines manifests itself as a vegetal quality. Fo