Category: Dufour, Charles

Charles Dufour: Bulles de Comtoir #5 C’est Joli!

Made of 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Blanc and contains 20% cuvée #4 Vinorama. Lovely light golden color with a refined effervescence. The nose is complex and inviting with bread, quince, raspberry, white currant and warm tones of caramelized endives, toasted almonds, popcorn and and sweetness of woodruff. After a while in the
Rating category: 90-95

Charles Dufour: Rosexpress (2014)

Made of 100% Pinot Noir from harvest 2014. Intense red copper color. The nose is very elegant and seductive with blackcurrant, red cherry, fried onions, red cherry, fresh squid, French sugar bread with orange and a Chablis-like minerality. After a short while in the glass you get black pudding and scrambled eggs and the typical
Rating category: 80-89

Charles Dufour: Bulles de Comptoir #4 Vinorama

Made of 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Blanc harvest 2010, 2011 (80% perpetual reserve) and 2013 (20%). Pale straw color with a refined effervescence. Expressive nose of crushed rocks, mango, fresh vanilla, plums, rhum raisin, amaretto macaroon, orange peel, grapefruit, blackberry, licorice candy and green notes of chives, vetiver and eucalyptus. Slightly oxidative in
Rating category: 80-89

Charles Dufour: Bulles de Comptoir #3 Nouveau Souffle

Made of 55% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay with 10% pinot blanc from base 2011 with reserve wines from 2010. Golden color with a very soft effervescence. Bold nose of sweet lemon, flint, cashew nuts, bourbon vanilla and rustic yeasty overtones. The fruit is a bit muted but the autolytic complexity makes this wine very interesting. On
Rating category: 80-89

Charles Dufour: Le Champ du Clos (2014)

Made of 100% Pinot Blanc from harvest 2014. Light golden color with a soft effervescence. The nose seems rather shy showing marshmallow, citrus fruit, roses, cornflower, tamarind and a haze of banana with pear syrup. After a while in the glass it started to become very interesting with saké characteristics. The mouthfeel is soft with just
Rating category: 80-89

Charles Dufour: Le Corroy (2014)

Made of 100% Pinot Noir from harvest 2014. Lovely typical Oeil de Perdrix color with a very refined effervescence. Complex but soft nose of pomegranate, orangettes (chocolate-orange), cherry, coppa di Parma, quince, rhubarb, fresia, tomato and a hint of Spanish dark olives. After some time in the glass it showed vanilla pudding, tamarind and a hint of
Rating category: 80-89

Charles Dufour: BistrØtage (base 2009)

Made of 50 % Pinot Noir, 45 % Chardonnay, 5 % Pinot Blanc with reserve wines from 1988 to 2008. Very straightforward on the nose with a complex minerality, crushed rocks, Granny Smith apple, Nashi pear, lime zest together with smoke, Pu Erh fermented tea and dates on the background. After some time it expresses the typical
Rating category: 80-89

Charles Dufour: BistrØtage (base 2008)

Made of 50 % pinot noir, 45 % chardonnay, 5 % pinot blanc with reserve wines 2006 and 2007. No dosage. Made of 50 % pinot noir, 45 % chardonnay, 5 % pinot blanc with reserve wines 2006 and 2007. No dosage. Light golden color with a refined effervescence. On the nose you get nettle and
Rating category: 90-95

Charles Dufour: La pulpe et le grain part.2 (2009)

45% Pinot Blanc, 35% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from harvest 2009.  Light golden color with a modest effervescence. On the nose you get rock candy, endives root powder, dried honey, Granny Smith apple, lemon with zest, white chocolate, wax, nutmeg, Selossian oxidation and a complex minerality. After a while it shows woody spices, almost a
Rating category: 90-95

Charles Dufour: Super 4 (2008)

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Landreville from harvest 2008 with ¼ reserve wines 2000 to 1988. Light golden color with a modest effervescence and nice mousse. Light but spicy nose of curcuma, cumin seeds, pumpkin, grapefruit, citrus zest, baking powder and a hint of oxidation. After a while it shows old reserve Grand Marnier and a
Rating category: 80-89