Tag: ambonnay

Rodez, Eric: Empreinte de Terroir Pinot Noir 2003

Made of 100% Pinot Noir. Copper gold color. Rich nose of ripe apricot, tamarind paste, polishing wax, apple sauce, quince, brioche and a touch of cognac. After swirling the glass you get candied ginger, cherry, prunes, earthy tones, bramble, blackberry and a hint of sea breeze, soft woody spices and dried flowers.  This is a
Rating category: 90-95

Déthune, Paul: millésime 2000

[English] Made of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir. Wonderful intense golden color with a refined effervescence. In the nose, we get blackberries, candied lemon, apple, blueberry, baked mushroom, plum, toast, dried apricot, almonds and jasmine flowers. We also got a slight undertone of nutty manzanilla. The mouthfeel is vinous but dynamic. On the palate
Rating category: 90-95

Egly-Ouriet: Brut Tradition

[English] Made from 70% pinot noir and 30% chardonnay. Beautiful light yellow color with extremely fine bubbles. Disgorged in May 2012. In the nose, we get nettle, apple, blackberry, raspberry, dried honey, wild flowers, hay, soft dough, peach and soft toast. The mouthfeel is soft but at the same expansive.  In the attack we get
Rating category: 80-89

Rodez, Eric: Millésime 2005

[English] Made of 55 % Pinot Noir and 45 % Chardonnay . Light golden color with very fine bubbles , perfection . In the nose we get hay loft , very refined yeast , pear , mirabelle , Reine Claude plum , slight brown tobacco from Honduras , cumin seeds , horseradish , candied orange peel
Rating category: 90-95

Rodez, Eric: Cuvée des Grands Vintages

[English] «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Made of 30% Chardonnay and 70% Pinot Noir. This wine puts the “multi” in multi-vintage, with base wines from 2004, 2002, 1998,  1996 and 1995. Deep golden color with perfectly refined effervescence. On the nose: Bitter orange marmalade, yellow raisin, dried pear, quince, artichoke, vanilla, fennel and fern
Rating category: 80-89

Rodez, Eric: Millesime 2004

[English]  «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Made of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay. Disgorged September 2011. Dosage 5g/l. Warm autolytic aroma with fennel, chamomile, apricot, quince and vanilla. Velvety, vinous, expansive mouthfeel. On the palate: brioche, doyenné pear, quince and candied lemon. Very complex. Very long finish with that robust, powerful, forceful nature we’ve
Rating category: 80-89

Rodez, Eric: Rosé

[English]  «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Made of 45% Pinot Noir (macerated for two days), 25% Chardonnay and  30% Pinot Noir. Medium intensity copper color. On the nose: Dried red fruits (particularly raspberries), toasted oak, dried leaves, funk and complex spices. The mouthfeel is quite vinous. On the palate: Cranberry, raspberry, redcurrant and pineapple. Unusually complex
Rating category: 80-89

Rodez, Eric: Blanc de Noirs

[English]  «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Made of 100% Pinot Noir from Ambonnay. Rich golden color with red highlights; refined streams of small bubbles. Initial aromas seem, we imagine,  like what the smoke coming from ignited dried fruit would be like, together with quince, dried berries, a touch of oak, vanilla and some refined yeast.
Rating category: 80-89

Rodez, Eric: Blanc de Blancs

[English]  «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Made of 100% Chardonnay from Ambonnay terroir. Light color, lightening to water-white at rim, with green highlights. Faintly effervescent with small bubbles. Aroma of white flowers, vanilla, pineapple, vine peach, ripe citrus and brioche. Round, supple mouthfeel with pronounced vanilla on the attack. The palate goes on to
Rating category: 80-89

Rodez, Eric: Cuvée des Crayères

[English] «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Made of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay. Multi-vintage: 2007-2006-2005- 2004-2002. Medium gold in color with fine bubbles. On the nose: minerality, white flowers, chalk, red fruits, uncooked bread dough, thyme, saline, hazelnut and slight oak aromas. Pleasant, creamy mouthfeel. On the palate: pronounced red berries, raspberry, citrus
Rating category: 66-79