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|Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2016 (based on 3 user opinions)|
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Community Tasting Notes (average 31 notes) - and median of 91 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by dansamsoe on 2/9/2015: Very nice champagne. Lemon, good acidity, a lot of freshness mixed with some sweetness also. It was even better on day 2 with the last third of the bottle. (376 views)|
| ||Tasted by jrobs7777 on 1/20/2015: Terrific value. Tropical fruits, apple, pear and red berries. Honey and dough. Really lovely on the nose. Palate is rich but balanced very well by acidity. Offers layers of complexity. Easy to drink alone but should pair with all kinds of food. Very versatile. No reason to hold on to these but they should continue to age well. (518 views)|
| ||Tasted by aquacongas on 10/5/2014 & rated 93 points: Blind champagne tasting of 10 bottles|
for me the best, the first smell was very reductive although the wine was made in a oxidative style, yeast and brioche aromas are dominating, fresh roasted bread crust, much too young, gets better with air, for many tea sausage spread in the nose. I can understand this feeling. for me the winner, potential to 95, the most complex champagne of the afternoon (757 views)
| ||Tasted by EMichels on 9/14/2013 & rated 91 points: Great texture; Nice weight (1729 views)|
| ||Tasted by Anonymous on 8/17/2013 & rated 93 points: super. This is all about skins: strawberry skin, cherry skin, peach skin, lemon rind, and limestone shell, with croissant crust. Do not drink too cold, or in a glass too small to breathe. (1723 views)|
| ||Tasted by Vintomas on 7/30/2013 & rated 91 points: Appearance: Light to medium yellow|
Nose: Ripe yellow fruit, yellow apple, peach, some honey, almond, flowery with white flowers.
Palate: Definitely dry, yellow and red apples, good concentration, some spice, rather high acidity.
Summary: Almost blanc de blancs style despite being a blanc de noirs, 91 p. (1798 views)
| ||Tasted by Pacalet on 7/8/2013 & rated 92 points: Pretty much same as last time, great value and simply an excellent pinot based champagne. (1787 views)|
| ||Tasted by Vintomas on 3/31/2013 & rated 90 points: Clear yellow colour. An elegant nose with ripe citrus fruit, some yellow apple and white peach, hints of melon, honey and almonds, white flowers and a discrete perfume note, some chalky minerality. Slightly more than medium bodied, with ripe fruit - citrus, red and yellow apples and some peach - on the attack, followed by an intense mineral character and high acidity. The aftertaste is long and fresh, with green apple, citrus and mineral aromas.|
I'd say that the very first attack almost has sweetness in it because of its ripe fruit, although that might be misunderstood in a negative way, before it gives way to the quite dry mid-palate character. There is elegance and purity throughout. Drinkable now for its freshness, but should definitely be able to develop well for many years. (1763 views)
| ||Tasted by ktrh on 3/18/2013 & rated 91 points: Very simple fruit for the first two glasses. It was left for four days in the fridge. Massive improvement and it emerges as a beautiful wine with nice acidity. |
Still however the simples of Cedric Bouchards wines. 90-91p (1107 views)
| ||Tasted by celtic67 on 9/16/2012: 1hr of air. fantastic again. bright fresh lemon & lees aromas on the nose. even more bracing acidity on the palate than last time. delicate yet powerful. (1703 views)|
| ||Tasted by strad on 5/28/2012 & rated 90 points: A bit sweet for my palate but overall a very well made champs. (1996 views)|
| ||Tasted by Scott in Shaw on 3/29/2012 & rated 91 points: Pale yellow; fresh and elegant nose of berries and lees; with some air, a strawberry shortcake note emerges. On the palate, it is powerful, but precise and balanced, with notes of crisp apples, toast and fruit cup. Moist pound cake emerges into a long, chalky finish. Really delicious. (2314 views)|
| ||Tasted by celtic67 on 3/16/2012: 2 hrs of air. beautiful nose of chalk, sea breeze, white flowers & meyer lemon. not quite as forward as the '09. elegant but with great depth & intensity. tremendous. (2033 views)|
| ||Tasted by Pacalet on 1/20/2012 & rated 92 points: Nice golden color, very fine nose of white flowers, peach, citrus fruit and yeast. Very fine mousse with an approachable and full palate. Nice long yeasty and toasty finish, good acid balance. Already very enjoyable and this is super value for the money. (2313 views)|
| ||Tasted by wickedwax on 12/27/2011: Same specs as last one with disgorgement of April 2010. Aromas of grapefruit, green apple, red berries, minerality and some biscuity yeastiness. Fresh and vibrant with ripe fruits but countered with wonderful bright acidity to keep it pure and focused. The ripeness would almost make you think new world, but the acidity and minerality tell you otherwise. Good length. (1975 views)|
| ||Tasted by CamWheeler on 11/27/2011 & rated 90 points: Disgorged April 2010. Really very tasty already. Not as serious as some other Cedric Bouchard wines I've had but there is some minerality and spark to it. Really enjoyable. (667 views)|
| ||Tasted by NotNYC on 11/7/2011: Dry as an old bone sitting in the Death Valley sun.|
Serious shit and not for everyone. A Double Diamond Champagne.
Experts will get it ~ others are likely to find too intense. This ain't Yellow Label. (2198 views)
| ||Tasted by EyeDoc on 10/5/2011 & rated 92 points: Blanc de noir. Beautiful fruits. Fine bubbly. (2144 views)|
| ||Tasted by mjfaulkner on 6/11/2011 & rated 93 points: An opulent effort. Ripe apples and brioche. Not your grandfather's Champagne- there is nothing delicate or demure about this. I'm a fan- and that's not considering the terrific QPR. (2344 views)|
| ||Tasted by Anonymous on 6/6/2011 & rated 92 points: Very fine nose , fine effervescence / freshness but structure and elegance wityh notes of yellow fruits, length and good acidity. Class and finesse / a well made 100% Pinot Noir Champagne from a talented wine grower. (2456 views)|
| ||Tasted by NotNYC on 6/5/2011 & rated 92 points: Taut as a tightrope and just as focused. Contrasted against a Mumms rose for a real slam back to what precision is all about. (2295 views)|
| ||Tasted by bon vivant on 5/29/2011: What really sets this apart is the easy nature of this wine -gossamer weight -I almost thought it was like a fine light lemonade with incredibly delicate bubbles. Lemon and grapefruit dominate -almost Chablis like with a very fine balance and so easy to drink on a hot afternoon this could easily become a favorite afternoon deck bubbly. There is a nice fruit ripeness here with a clean and precise finish. A little like Selose light and with far less minerality. Not sure this is one to age -but than again it is so tasty & easy to drink that there is no need to. (2277 views)|
| ||Tasted by wickedwax on 4/27/2011: For those unfamiliar with this champagne (like I was) the vintage is provided, although it is not obvious. On the back it lists the date of disgorgement on "Avril 2010" and the says " V 08" thereby letting you know it came from 2008. This champagne was absolutely spectacular, and as suggested by M. Bouchard (not directly suggested to me, but by word of mouth), it showed much more aromatics with a gentle decant and out of a regular wine glass. The aromas nearly jump out at you with lemon, brioche, grapefruit, strawberry patch, coconut and fresh ginger with minerality in spades. Showing fresh apple and citrus and a nice yeasty flavors on the palate, it has great texture with a slight creaminess and citrus-like acidity with a wonderful structure of minerality that supports it to the long finish. (2395 views)|
| ||Tasted by mikeaukenbals on 3/31/2011 & rated 92 points: Good acid, great balance. brioche, yeast and some red fruit on the nose (2398 views)|
| ||Tasted by Zonk on 2/14/2011 & rated 91 points: notes from memory from new years, so take it FWIW. very yeasty, reminded me of a Billecart-Salmon. Nice zippy lemon zest and some apple. Surprised to see so many ratings under 90. Serious quality champagne at $50 (2483 views)|
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