Category: Briard, Christian

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
Rating category: 90-95

Briard, Christian: Ambre 2008 Edition Limitée

[English] Made of 72% Pinot Meunier, 1% Pinot Noir and 27% Chardonnay. Light golden color with fine bubbles and exuberant tears on the glass. Deep and aromatic nose of hazelnut, peach, acacia honey, brioche, nectarine, coconut, pineapple and chalk. Unmistakably Meunier. After a while in the glass we get tamarind paste, a slight touch of
Rating category: 80-89

Briard, Christian: Ambre 2004

[English] Gold color with fine, moderate effervescence. In the nose we get géonoise sponge cake (lots of egg with sugar), dried plums, a slight barnyard touch, mint, tea, almond paste, rock candy, black cardamom, potpourri without cinnamon, lemon and blond tobacco. The alcohol is present, and the aroma is a bit messy. The mouthfeel is quite
Rating category: 66-79

Briard, Christian: cuvée Maurice Romelot

[English] Made of 82% Pinot Meunier and 18% Chardonnay. Base of 2007. Disgorging Jan 16. 2012. Brilliant golden color with pretty tempetuous bubbles which become elegant after a short time. In the aroma we get baked apple, gunsmoke, slightly Sauternes, candied angelika, sandstone, straw, lychee, candied apricot and complex minerality. After a little longer in
Rating category: 80-89

Briard, Christian: Ambre 2005

[English] Made of 14% Pinot Noir, 66% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay. Intense golden color with exeburant mousse leading to an elegant, refined effervescence. The aroma is mature with yeast, alcohol, ripe apricot, orange blossom, honeysuckle, pear sirop de Liège, smoke, gunpowder (which reminded me of a vintage Ruinart), blonde tobacco  and wet straw. Secundary aromas of
Rating category: 90-95