Tag: avize

Thiénot: La Vigne aux Gamins 2005

Thienot’s La Vigne aux Gamins is a single vineyard cuvée made of 100% Chardonnay from parcel “La Vigne aux Gamins” in Avize. I’ve tasted several vintages including a shy 2002 and a spectacular Meursault-ish 2001 but the 2005 stole my heart. The 2005 has a lovely old golden color with a mild effervescence.The nose is
Rating category: 90-95

Franck Bonville: Les Belles Voyes

I’ve always been a fan of Les Belles Voyes especially when they have some bottle age. This cuvée is made 100% Chardonnay from Oger and vinified on oak. The version I recently tasted was based on the 2010 vintage. Intense light golden color with a reflection of green and a very elegant effervescence. The nose
Rating category: 90-95

Petit & Bajan: Obsidienne

Made of 100% Pinot Noir from Verzenay. Lovely gold color with red hue and a very refined effervescence. The aroma is noble, polished, layered and very seductive with apricot, reine claude greengage plums, cherry, juniper berries,  vanilla pudding, a polished oak cabinet and delicious white truffle. It also has delicate overtones of lemongrass,fennel and smokey minerality.
Rating category: 80-89

Selosse, Jacques: millésime 2005

Tasted November 2016 at Grand Tasting Paris. Tasted out of Riedel Riesling Grand Cru and Zalto Burgunder. Made of  100% Chardonnay. Very aromatic and smooth aroma of english orange marmelade, lemon peel, ripe jackfruit and pomelo, overripe mirabel plum, glue, fermented fruits, ginseng, candied ginger, typical Selossian oxidative notes,  green tea, sweet scented bedstraw and
Rating category: 90-95

Calsac, Etienne: Infiniment Blanc

[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. Light golden color with greenish reflections, fine bubbles and soft mousse. On the nose we get deep apple, buttercup, naturally  flavored crackers, treacle waffle crumbs, orange oil, dried onion, lime, iodine, warm sea sand and baked pine nuts. The mouthfeel is firm yet clean.On the palate we get apple, citrus, a
Rating category: 80-89

Calsac, Etienne: L’échappée Belle Extra-Brut

[English] Made of 95% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Noir. Dosage 4g / l. Light golden color with a refined effervescence and a soft mousse. On the nose we get apple, almond, nutmeg, nashi pear, dried lemon peel, cigar leaf, light touch of apricot and iron ore. The mouthfeel is light creamy with nice finesse. In the
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Corbon: Brut Chardonnay Millésime 2005

[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. Light golden color with fine bubbles. On the nose we get acacia blossom, marigold (calendula), sea breeze, white peach, pear, a tip of young fig, mature Gouda cheese, fried onions and a remarkable complex smell that is reminiscent of a tomato coulis. After some time in the glass came honeydew melon
Rating category: 80-89

Bouquin Dupont: Millésime Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs

[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. Yellow golden color with very fine bubbles. on the nose we get honeysuckle, acacia honey, medlar fruit, Granny Smith apple, limestone, cheese rind, grapefruit, a slight undertone of rain and some flan. After some rolling there was some peach and plum with strong mineral accents. The mouthfeel is rich with lots
Rating category: 80-89

Agrapart: Complantée

[English] Made from Pinot Noir, Meunier, Pinot Blanc, Arbane, Petit Meslier and Chardonnay. Light golden color with greenish hue and perfect sparkle. Very complex nose of mango, lemon, minerals, fossil, spiciness as Chartreuse (with clearly verbena), blond tobacco, sweet acacia blossoms and chalk. The mouthfeel is energetic, full of dynamics. In the taste we get
Rating category: 90-95

Agrapart: Expérience 2007

[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. No dosage added. Pale straw yellow color with ultra fine bubbles. The nose is very tight and electrically charged. Incredibly pure, but perhaps too pure .. almost clinical. In the aroma we get grapefruit, mint, lemon, refined apricot, mango, capers, lily, iodine and calcium. Very focused and precise palate. In the
Rating category: 80-89