Lacuisse: Cosson 2007

Made of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. No dosage. Golden color with a refined effervescence and light tears on the glass.  Rich nose of lilac flowers,  dandelion, crust of Tomme de Montagne cheese, prunes, roasted lemon, candied pears, beeswax, tobacco, a whiff of young cognac, mild brown veal stock, fried onions, licorice candy, mint chocolate, black pepper and very complex mineral overtones of stones, chalk and a hint of sea spray. The mouthfeel is creamy but there is focus and structure as well. On the palate you get stewed pear, prunes, roasted citrus fruits. On the mid palate there is dark olives, licorice and a hint of cloves. The finish is medium long with lemon acidity, toast, yeast and a chalky minerality, surprisingly fresh. The wine is complex and well balanced. For this vintage I’m not missing dosage.  Don’t drink it too cold. This champagne would pair nice with seabass with forest mushrooms and young spinach. Recommended.

Rating: 85/100