Category: Benard, Laurent

Bénard, Laurent: Vibrato 2011

Made of 40% Pinot Meunier, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay. 2 grams of dosage.  Complex and seductive nose of cherry, papaya, overripe starfruit, freshly roasted coffee, rosehip, incense, dried mushrooms and a rich, nutty, caramelized and complex Palo Cortado sherry.  Swirling the glass revealed patisserie, meringue, old milolette cheese, iodine and intense minerality. It has an
Rating category: 80-89

Bénard, Laurent: Vendange 2011

Made of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Pinot Meunier. Dosage 2 grams. Fruity nose of quince, blueberries, ripe pear together with sourdough, incense, green cardamom and a saline minerality. After a while in the glass Chatreuse spices like gentian and angel root came forward together with tropical overtones of papaya, passionfruit and warmth of clove
Rating category: 80-89

Benard, Laurent: La Clé des 7 Arpents (2014)

Made of 66% Pinot Meunier, 17% Pinot Noir and 17% Chardonnay. Harvest 2014. 2 grams of dosage. First nose is very yeasty with bakery yeast, sourdough and overtones of Boskoop, red apples and apple fritter with a hint of brett gueuze beer and mushrooms shining through. With some air you get unripe mirabel plums, cinnamon, honey,
Rating category: 66-79