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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,
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Colin: Enjoleuse 2007

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Vertus. Dosage of 7 grams. Light golden color with a refined effervescence and creamy mousse. On the nose you get first typical champagne yeastiness, acacia honey, bréslienne nuts and bread followed by mimosa, lilac flowers and sweet fruity notes of golden delicious apple, ripe apricot and candied grapefruit. The mouthfeel
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André Robert: Terre du Mesnil 2011

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Le Mesnil sur Oger. Dosage 6.5 grams. Light golden with a hint of gray and an elegant effervescence. At first the nose was austere with lots of green notes of fern, tomato plant, Thaï basilicum and spiced notes of dried mushrooms, turmeric and old mimolette cheese. The fruit seemed muted.
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Philippe Dechelle: Blanc de Blancs 2008

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Brasles and Les Grands Maries à Gland. Dosage of 5 grams. Yellow golden color with fine bubbles. The first nose is what you smell in a cuverie when the grapes are fermenting, the typical smell of champagne yeasts. After swirling the glass it showed wet brioche, candied grapefruit, lemon curd,
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Pierre Brocard: Contrée Noire 2008

Made of 100% Pinot Noir from Celles sur Ources. Light golden color with green hue and rather large bubbles but with a nice mousse. Initial nose is very lactic with creamcheese, burrata followed by sulpher and fireworks, fig, dried apple, cocoa butter. Very plain and uninteresting at first but after a few minutes the aroma
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C.H. Piconnet: 3 cépages

  Made of 40% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Blanc and 25% Chardonnay. Harvest 2014 and about 9 grams of dosage. Very light golden color with a delicate effervescence. On the nose you get ripe pear, charentais melon, soft yeasts, coconut juice, sponge cake, blood orange, acerola, starfruit and elderflower. After a long time in the
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Ponson: La Petite Montagne

Made of 32% Chardonnay, 23% Pinot Noir and 45% Pinot Meunier. Vinified in stainless steel. Dosage of 6 grams. Light golden with a soft effervescence with medium sized bubbles. On the nose you get hazelnut, peach, blueberry, mushroom, prunes and iris flowers with a hint of slate minerality. After giving some air you get caramelized
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Poissinet: Héritage

[English] Beautiful golden color with a moderately refined effervescence and a lovely mousse in the glass. In the nose, we get carré confiture (apricot jam biscuit), yellow peach, brioche, lemon, roasted and caramelized hazelnuts, napoleon orange candies, linden blossom, apple and honey. After some rolls we get caramelized and white pepper. On the palate, we
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Poissinet: Constance

[English] Made from 100% pinot meunier. Beautiful golden color with a moderate fine bubbles and fine mousse in the glass. In the nose, we get fig, apricot, yellow raisins, peach syrup, passion fruit with slight yeast and a tip of vanilla. The mouthfeel is soft but quite foamy. On the palate we get apple, apricot, fig,
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Poissinet: Préambule

[English] Made from 100% pinot meunier. Light golden color with a moderate effervescence in the glass. In the nose, we get pastries, peach, apple, honey, apricot jam, milk chocolate with nuts, candied orange and pink pepper. After some time in the glass, we get cuberdon (candied raspberries). The mouthfeel is soft but lacks focus and
Rating category: 66-79