Tag: vintage

Nicolas Maillart: Chaillots Gillis 2011

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Eceuil. Straw color with an elegant effervescent and nice mousse. Complex and exciting nose of Brésilienne nuts, malt, apple jelly, mirabel, tangerines, rose grapefruit, rhubarb compote, nettle and tobacco. After swirling the glass it showed apricot pie, Chinese ginger syrup, praliné chocolate, Puligny Montrachet woody overtones and a complex minerality.
Rating category: 80-89

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
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

André Robert: Terre du Mesnil 2011

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Le Mesnil sur Oger. Dosage 6.5 grams. Light golden with a hint of gray and an elegant effervescence. At first the nose was austere with lots of green notes of fern, tomato plant, Thaï basilicum and spiced notes of dried mushrooms, turmeric and old mimolette cheese. The fruit seemed muted.
Rating category: 66-79

Philippe Dechelle: Blanc de Blancs 2008

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Brasles and Les Grands Maries à Gland. Dosage of 5 grams. Yellow golden color with fine bubbles. The first nose is what you smell in a cuverie when the grapes are fermenting, the typical smell of champagne yeasts. After swirling the glass it showed wet brioche, candied grapefruit, lemon curd,
Rating category: 66-79

Bruno Paillard: N.P.U. 2002

Made of 50% Chardonnay (Le Mesnil sur Oger, Chouilly, Oger and Chouilly) and 50% Pinot Noir (Verzenay, Mailly and Bouzy). Vinified in used oak barrels. Dosage of 3 grams. Disgorged september 2014. Lovely luminous yellow golden color with very fine streams of small bubbles and nice tears on the glass. The aroma is tremendously complex
Rating category: 90-95

Gabriel-Pagin: Millésime 2006

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Avize, Cramant and Avenay val d’Or. Dosage of 4.5 grams. Golden color with a refined effervescence and nice tears on the glass. Very intense nose of roasted lemon, apple-cinnamon, speculaas spices, heather honey, veal and game stock, verbena tea, jasmine, hibiscus. After a long time in the glass it expressed
Rating category: 80-89

Moutardier: Millésime 2008

Made of 80% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay. 7.5 grams of dosage. Straw color with a refined effervescence and a nice mousse. On the nose you get at first emmentaler cheese with cumin and lemon curd followed by tangerine, pear, quince cheese, marshmellow, christmass cake with cinnamon and a hint of new leather. Soft rounded
Rating category: 80-89

Moutard: 6 cépages Rosé 2010

Made of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Arbanne and Petit Meslier with about 10% rouge de Buxueil added. Brut nature. The color is gold with red-copper reflections, hardly rose but very luxurious and reminds me of a young Roederer Cristal rosé. The nose is very seductive – you just want to dive in
Rating category: 90-95

Moutard: 6 cépages 2009

Made with Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Petit Meslier, Arbanne, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Light golden with a hint of gray shining through. The first nose reminds me of Grappa that has been aged on Sassicaia barrels followed by candied lemon, fruity olive oil, dry sheep cheese (brebis), plums (quetsch and prunes), fenugreek, dark chalk vain
Rating category: 80-89