Tag: wood

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

Vadin-Plateau: cuvée Y

[English] Made from 100% pinot noir. Dosage of 7 grams. Beautiful golden color with fairly large bubbles and nice tears in the glass. Very complex and deep nose of tree bark, vanilla, caramelized pineapple, maple syrup, mustard seed, coriander, raw brioche dough, brown butter, honey, caramel, gingerbread and ras el hanout spices. After a while
Rating category: 80-89

Dumangin: Trio des Ancêtres – Achille

[English] Made from 100% pinot meunier. Vintage 2000. No additional dosage. Light golden color with fine bubbles. Very complex initial nose of plants, and herbs and wood which reminds me of Chartreuse VEP with cherry, red berries, marshmallows, vanilla, almonds and minerality. Aromatic meunier. The mouthfeel is soft and slightly vinous. On the palate we
Rating category: 80-89

Dumangin: Trio des Ancêtres – cuvée Hippolyte

[English] Made from 100% pinot noir. Zero dosage. Vintage 2000.  Beautiful golden color with very fine bubbles and fine mousse in the glass. Seductive nose of lychee, pineapple, aged cheese, biscuits café noir, Brésilienne nuts and agave syrup. After a while in the glass, we get stockfish, smoke, but also cherry and roses. On the palate we
Rating category: 80-89

Boizel: Cuvée Sous Bois 2000

[English] Made from 40% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier. Golden straw color with fine bubbles and beautiful tears in the glass. On the nose we get a deep aroma of cheesecake, crème brûlée, plum, cocoa mass, juniper, oolong tea, peach, sesame, cinnamon, molasses, turmeric and a tip of rancio. After a while
Rating category: 90-95

Bonnaire: Variance (2005)

[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. Harvest base 2005.  The nose shows a deep aroma of wood tones, apple-pear compote, custard, creme brulee, buttercream, birch trees, paraffin, daffodil and dandelion. After a while it became it showed more subtle notes with candied grapefruit, lemon peel, currants, candle smoke, soft dark chocolate tones with vanilla and even pleasant
Rating category: 80-89

Collin, Ulysse: Les Perrières 2010

[English] Date of disgorgement: 11/03/2014.  Made of 100% Chardonnay. Lightgolden color with refined effervescence and a soft mousse. On the nose we get citrus, lemon oil, Golden Delicious, smoked eel, cedar, light tones of leather, ginger, Fleur de Sel, curry powder, fresh sea breeze, resin and even some dark chocolate with a nebel of chervil. After
Rating category: 90-95

Collin, Ulysse: Blanc de Blancs “Les Roises” 2009

[English] Made from 100 % Chardonnay . Brilliant golden color with a perfect effervescence and beautiful tears in the glass . In the nose we get beeswax with an undertone of varnish , white chocolate , dried apricot , orange , lemon zest , golden delicious , slate , limestone , flint, and green cardamom. After
Rating category: 90-95

Milan, Jean: cuvée 150 Blanc de Blancs

[English] Made from 100 % Chardonnay . Pale yellow color with greenish hue and a very pretty, sophisticated effervescence with, initially, a fairly heady mousse . In the nose we get an attack of lemon  followed by crunchy nashi Pear, young vineyard peach , fresh cheese cake , white flowers especially linden blossoms , fennel
Rating category: 80-89

Grumier, Maurice: Blanc de Blancs

[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. Light golden color with very nice effervescence. Nice spicy nose with fennel seeds, cardamom, turmeric, wood characteristics with white peach, lemon, cold butter, raw mushroom, moss, walnut husk and potpourri. Very nice creamy mouthfeel. On the palate we get vineyard peach, lemon,  brioche, wood infusion, very complex minerality with light iodine
Rating category: 80-89