Category: 90-95

Moutard: Climat de Champagne – Richardot

Made of 100% Pinot Noir. Dosage 3 g/l. Deep golden color with a refined effervescence and nice tears on the glass. On the nose you get horse stables, Krug-like incense, wax, sandalwood, natto (fermented soy), umeboshi, humus, pebble rocks, resin, popcorn with salt, cake, persimmon, tamarind, forest fruits and honeysuckle. Very rustic but also complex

Krug: Grande Cuvée (2005)

Made of 134 wines from 12 different years with youngest wine 2005 and oldest 1990. Light golden color with a little reflection of green and a very refined effervescence. The nose is very complex and luxurious with typical incense-like Krug smoke, bees wax, candied figs, goose fat, white summer truffle, butter  baked mushrooms, orange blossom,

Selosse, Jacques: millésime 2005

Tasted November 2016 at Grand Tasting Paris. Tasted out of Riedel Riesling Grand Cru and Zalto Burgunder. Made of  100% Chardonnay. Very aromatic and smooth aroma of english orange marmelade, lemon peel, ripe jackfruit and pomelo, overripe mirabel plum, glue, fermented fruits, ginseng, candied ginger, typical Selossian oxidative notes,  green tea, sweet scented bedstraw and

Apollonis: vintage 1964

Made of 100% Pinot Meunier. Quite a youthful color for a wine that’s over 40 years The aroma is just fantastic with straw, black currant, old library, polishing wax, licorice, goose liver paté, forest floor and mushrooms, coffee and green gooseberries. It has a lovely concentrated but elegant mouthfeel. On the palate you get smoked

Rodez, Eric: Empreinte de Terroir Pinot Noir 2003

Made of 100% Pinot Noir. Copper gold color. Rich nose of ripe apricot, tamarind paste, polishing wax, apple sauce, quince, brioche and a touch of cognac. After swirling the glass you get candied ginger, cherry, prunes, earthy tones, bramble, blackberry and a hint of sea breeze, soft woody spices and dried flowers.  This is a

Brun, Roger: Collection Familiale Oenothèque 1996

Old golden with an elegant effervescence and fat tears on the glass. The nose is monumental with lots of yeast, leather, that typical dark scent of Italian Kentucky tobacco cigars, black truffle, bruised apples, prunes, dates, roasted coffee, burned nuts, caramel and a haze (just a tiny bit) of burning rubber tires. After swirling the

Briard, Christian: Ambre 2009

Made of 70% Pinot Meunier, 5% Pinot Noir and 25%Chardonnay. Light golden color with a refined effervescence. On the nose you get bramble berry, blueberry, beeswax, gunpowder, fig, lilly and a complex minerality. The mouthfeel is silky and very concentrated. On the palate you get dark fruits with bramble berry, dark plum, fig, dates and

Roses de Jeanne: La Haute Lemblée (2007)

[english] Made from 100% Chardonnay. Light golden color with a modest effervescence. On the nose you get asparagus with beurre blanc, starfruit, grapefruit, ripe pear, reinette apples, marzipan, honey, hazelnut creme, mushrooms, silex, smoke and a delicate haze of forrest floor. The aroma stays compact. The mouthfeel is round and silky. On the palate it

Lanson: cuvée Noble Brut 2002

[English] Made from 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. Beautiful patinated gold color with very fine bubbles and fine tears in the glass. In the nose, we get beeswax, Burgundy Wood — despite vinification in stainless steel — a summer rain, sea breeze, candied cherry, Corinthian raisin, dried apricot, butter, pate d’amande, greengage and walnut. After some time we

Lanson: Noble Cuvée Blanc de Blancs 2002

[English] Made of 100% Chardonnay. Lovely yellow golden color with a very refined effervescence. In the nose we get candied lemon, wax, apple blossoms, linden, creamy butter, peach, sourdough, honeysuckle, lilac and fresh linnen. After some air the aroma showed deep tones of quince, new leather and lots of minerality and sea breeze. The mouthfeel
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