Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut
Bright and graceful, this leads on the nose with racy chalk and smoke notes, a minerally underpinning for delicate flavors of Gala apple, blanched almond, fleur de sel and pickling ginger. Seamless and fresh, with a long finish.
A restrained, and very cool nose reflects an abundance of citrus influence along with notes of green apple and yeast nuances. The refined and vibrant medium weight flavors are supported by a firm and refined effervescence before concluding in a bitter lemon-inflected finish. This attractively stylish effort is perhaps not as complex as the best in the range, but I quite like the delivery.
The most subtle lemony cloud hovers above a certain chalkiness on the nose. Utter subtlety also characterises the super-svelte palate that is as light as a feather, yet conveys great depth and creamy softness. The freshness seems buffered by chalk, the mousse serves to remind you that this is actually Champagne, so breezy, so light, so elegant is this. A wonderful combination of depth and weightlessness.
A finely textured Chardonnay, this is ripe and crisp with acidity, minerality and hints of nuttiness from bottle age. From the Côte des Blancs, the fruit in this Champagne has given a pure line of acidity and total textured freshness.