Tag: 80-89

Martinot, Françoise: Bistrotage (B13)

This wine is made of 100% Pinot Noir (2013) from Landreville of Charles Dufour his mother but vinified by Charles. No dosage. Yellow golden color with a lovely patina and very fine bubbles. The nose is complex, spiced and also clean with Chinese 5 spice, dried flowers, glue, lanoline, honeyed fruit like in a Gewürtztraminer,
Rating category: 80-89

Pertois-Lebrun: Exaltation (2011)

100% Chardonnay from Côte des Blancs Grand Cru vineyards Dosage: 2,5 g/l The color is light golden with very small bubbles and nice tears on the glass. The nose is very seductive and “gourmand” with fat turròn almond delight, hazelnuts, dried apricots, prunes, candied orange, treacle tart, oatmeal, carob powder, roasted coconut, buttery green olives,
Rating category: 80-89

Pertois-Lebrun: Nuances (2013)

100% Chardonnay from Côte des Blancs Grand Cru vineyards Dosage: 4 g/l This champagne has a yellow golden color with very fine bubbles and a lot of mousse but also nice tears on the glass. The nose is elegant and complex with red Reinette apple, yellow cherry, blueberry, white flowers, walnut oil, rhubarb tart and
Rating category: 80-89

Fleury: Blanc de Noirs (base 2011)

Made of 100% Pinot Noir. Light golden color with a refined effervence and a nice mousse. Seductive nose of fresh figs, ripe mango, lychee, sweet honeysuckle and fresh notes of sea breeze and cucumber. After a longer while in the glass you get more pronounced lychee, ripe yellow cherries, a hint of mulberry and acacia honey.
Rating category: 80-89

Déhu, Benoît: Initiation

Made of 75% Pinot Meunier and 25% Pinot Noir. No dosage. Straw color with a lovely mousse and pinprick bubbles. The nose is fresh, airy and linear with crunchy apples, rhubarb, caraway seeds, orange with zest, white raspberry, kafir lime leaf, cactus juice, crispy pistolet bread, chinese white tea, smoke and a complex minerality. The
Rating category: 80-89

Bénard, Laurent: Vendange 2011

Made of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Pinot Meunier. Dosage 2 grams. Fruity nose of quince, blueberries, ripe pear together with sourdough, incense, green cardamom and a saline minerality. After a while in the glass Chatreuse spices like gentian and angel root came forward together with tropical overtones of papaya, passionfruit and warmth of clove
Rating category: 80-89

R.H. Coutier: Millésime 2011

Made of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Dosage of 6 grams. Straw color with a very elegant effervescence and nice tears on the glass. The nose is complex, soft and very seductive and starts with brambleberry, raspberry, beeswax, pancake with Grand Marnier, tarte tatin with cinnamon, sultanas and panna cotta with complex mineral overtones of
Rating category: 80-89

R.H. Coutier: Grands Vintages (2010)

Made of 75% Pinot Poir and 25% Chardonnay. 2010 base. Dosage of 6 grams.  Light golden with a refined effervescence and creamy mousse. Very fruity nose of crunchy apples and pears, cherry, bramble, cassis, a hint of Kirsch, sweet licorice, warm chalk and gravel tones, freshly baked baguette and a hint of lobster bisque with undertones
Rating category: 80-89

André Robert: Les Jardins du Mesnil

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Le Mesnil sur Oger. 5.4 grams of dosage. Light golden with very small bubbles and a nice mousse. The nose is seductive with white summer flowers, acacia blossoms, marzipan, nougat, marshmellow, dried apricots, cooked apples, celeriac and a complex minerality on a base of citrus fruit with zests. After a
Rating category: 80-89

Levasseur: Rue du Sorbier Nature

[English] Made from 80% Pinot Meunier, 15% Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and 5%. No added dosage. In the nose, we get a warm and deep aroma of bread, cocoa butter, apricot, Mirabelle plum, juicy Reine Claude greengage plum, liquorice, jasmine, orange blossom and gingerbread. After swirling the wine we get lemon curd, honey and baked pear. The
Rating category: 80-89