Chanoine: Tsarine 1995

[English] Tasted in June 2011. Made of 50% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier and 35% Chardonnay. Light golden color, remarkably youthful, with very small bubbles. The aroma is warm, with toast, gingerbread, yeast, apricot and butter. The wine is also warm on the palate and it fills your mouth with dried fig, citrus fruits, a
Rating category: 80-89

Chanoine: Tsarine Rosé

[English] Made of 50% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier and 35% Chardonnay. A nice ruby-like color with elegant bubbles.  The aroma: a distinct impression of w oodland strawberries, with raspberries and toast. The taste is very refined and not too sweet. Palate confirms delicious raspberries, woodland strawberries and red berries, with creamy texture. The finish
Rating category: 80-89

Cattier: Clos du Moulin

[English] This is a multi-vintage wine from the 1999, 1998 and1996 harvests, made with 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay. Light golden color with perfect bubbles and exuberant mousse. I smell a lot going on here… white peaches, banana, mango, wood, a hint of butter and a sea breeze. The taste is slightly vinous with
Rating category: 90-95

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