Category: Bonnaire

Bonnaire: Variance (2005)

[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. Harvest base 2005.  The nose shows a deep aroma of wood tones, apple-pear compote, custard, creme brulee, buttercream, birch trees, paraffin, daffodil and dandelion. After a while it became it showed more subtle notes with candied grapefruit, lemon peel, currants, candle smoke, soft dark chocolate tones with vanilla and even pleasant
Rating category: 80-89

Bonnaire: Ver Sacrum

[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. Bright golden yellow color with greenish reflections and a  very refined effervescence. Complex nose of croissant, fresh citrus fruit, pear, candied red fruit, blackberries, corn oil, lanolin, quince, butternut pumpkin, fleur de sel, warm sawed wood and even a tip of mocha. After a while we get a very nice evolution
Rating category: 80-89

Bonnaire: Blanc de Blancs Prestige Grand Cru

[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. Light golden color with fine bubbles. On the nose, we get light  red apple (slightly compoted), pineapple, beautiful yeasts, linden blossom, honeysuckle, candy, orange peel, minerality, chalk and a beautiful nuttiness. Pleasant in the mouth with lots of body and good focus and structure. Lovely attack of citrus followed by Boskoop,
Rating category: 80-89

Bonnaire: Variance millésime 1995

[English] Made of 100% Chardonnay. Light golden color –very light to be a 1995 vintage– with fine, short-lived bubbles. On the nose: yellow fruit, oxidation, honeysuckle, a little bit yeast and rubber. The texture is slightly creamy. The flavors lack depth, with yellow fruit, poached pear, vanilla and some oxidation. Very short finish with some
Rating category: 50-65

Bonnaire: Prestige

[English] Tasted in June 2011. Made of 100% Chardonnay grapes.  Light golden color with perfect strands of small bubbles. Fresh and vibrant smell of chamomile, grapefruit, rose,  dried yellow fruits. I taste pineapple, citrus fruits, white flowers, Pear Durondeau and minerals, with a small hint of butter. The aftertaste is fresh and medium-long. [FR] Dégusté
Rating category: 80-89

Bonnaire: Rosé

[English] Tasted in June 2011. Made with 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir (including 10% Coteaux Champenois Bouzy Rouge from Paul Clouet).  Light copper-red color with perfect elegant bubbles.  Quite closed nose, but very fresh and lively with citrus fruits, chalk, wild strawberries, a little iron and red currants. Unfortunately, the flavors are rather flat and
Rating category: 66-79

Bonnaire: Variance

[English] Tasted in June 2011. Made of 100% Chardonnay. Golden color with perfect streams of small bubbles.  Very pleasant smell of wood like a young Puligny and dried yellow fruits and chocolate… and also, a distinctive, unusual latex or rubber aroma? Everything comes together in the taste (and fortunately, the rubber aroma is not confirmed
Rating category: 80-89

Bonnaire: Blanc de Blancs 2004

[English] Tasted in June 2011. Light golden colour with small bubbles. Floral scent with butter and aromas of lemon and grapefruit, with a slight hint of honey. Not overly complex. The taste is a little creamy, and fresh with citrus fruits, butter, and secondary peach flavor. The finish is quite short. This champagne is too
Rating category: 66-79

Bonnaire: Blanc de Blancs

[English] Tasted in June 2011 .Very light color –typical of young Chardonnay– with  perfect streams of small bubbles. Very refreshing smell: dill, citrus fruits, white flowers, honeysuckle and almonds but not very expressive. On the palate: citrus fruits with minerals and yeast. Quite one dimensional and easy to drink. About 21 euro for a bottle.
Rating category: 66-79