Category: Beaufort, Herbert

Beaufort, Herbert: La Favorite 2004

[English] Made of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Caution, there’s a lot of pressure in these bottles! A golden color with nice, small bubbles. I could very quickly perceive interesting aromas like almonds, toast, grapefruit, citrus fruits and butter. The texture isn’t creamy, but it is full. I taste ripe white fruits, Reine Claude

Beaufort, Herbert: Rosé

[English] This is a Rosé de Saignée (made of 100% macerated Pinot Noir). Cherry red color with nice small bubbles. I smell strawberries; sour cherries; a little bit of toast… and a very disturbing plastic aroma. It tastes like grenadine lemonade with a very artificial, musty taste, and there’s the texture of chaudfontaine water and

Beaufort, Herbert: Carte d’Or tradition

[English] The Pinot Noir grape dominates here and the result is a full, meaty taste. Solid bubbles that stay long and nice golden color. I smell berries: black berry, blue berry and yeast together with citrus flavors and elderberry sirop. The taste is a little agressive and nervous with some bitterness, lemon zeste, together with

Beaufort, Herbert: Cuvée du Mélomane

[English] Drank in May 2010.This Blanc de Blancs is quite an interesting champagne. A typical yellow chardonnay color with small bead. I smell apple, cooked pears, lemon, some toast and a hint of butter. The taste is interesting: tropical fruit like lychee and pineapple, with a modest aftertaste of hazelnuts. The finish is quite short.

Beaufort, Herbert: Brut Réserve

[English] Drunk in May 2010. The standard cuvée: Cuvée Les Facettes,  made of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. Green-yellow color with hard, aggressive bubbles. I smell pomelo, grapefruit, a lot of yeast and a hint of brioche. The taste is hard with annoying acidity that also appears in the aftertaste. Not recommended. Price is