White - Sparkling

N.V. Larmandier-Bernier Champagne Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 2008 - 2012 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 124

  • pinot_glenn wrote: (88 points)

    January 1, 2016 - Not a lot here. Lots of acidity, not much fruit. Very rough finish

  • rocknroller wrote: (90 points)

    December 3, 2015 - Pizza Night with Italians (Candie's, Mpls): Pale gold color. Drank 1 glass over 30 minutes or so. Citrus, yeast, mineral, and adds in some chalk and pith on the palate. Good.

  • soyhead wrote:

    July 10, 2015 - Nose - per Evan whole wheat and butterscotch
    Mouth - crisp. No other notes. No disgorgement. This label is being phased out per the somm

  • Tairroirist wrote: (88 points)

    March 26, 2015 - smooth bubbles, lees, grapy, acidic, citrus,

    malolactic, acidic, stem,

    slight bitter root

  • MartyL wrote: (87 points)

    January 1, 2015 - Nice enough Blanc de blancs, but it just seemed a little tired -- certainly not the same gorgeous wine it was on release. Do keep in mind this was a 2004 disgorgement opened about 10 years later----While in my experience that little trick usually works wonders with good NV champagne, sometimes it doesn't pan out.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/25/2010 (link) 91 points

    (NV Larmandier-Bernier Champagne Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru) Light lemon yellow color; yeasty, lemon cream, persimmon nose; rich, delicate, tart apple, tart persimmon, mineral palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish

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  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2010 (link) 13.5 points

    (NV Larmandier-Bernier Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Extra Brut) This is predominantly the 2006 vintage, backed up by 2005 and 2004, and is sourced from Avize, Vertus, Chouilly and Oger. Dosage just 2 g/l (hence extra brut). There is a faint but undeniable seam of sweet apple candy here, and I can't get it out of my head that there is a thin seam of oxidation here too, although the sulphur use is a lower-than-usual but very adequate 40-ish mg/l. The palate has a nice substance, creamy and rounded, very dry obviously, and there is more of that appley note of concern here. Lots of grip at the finish. A characterful wine, although not one that appeals to me.

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2009 (link) 17+ points

    (NV Larmandier-Bernier Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Brut) Current release. This is mainly the 2005 vintage, with a little reserve wine from 2002 and 2004 blended in, and an eventual 5 g/l sugar. The nose has intense, perfumed, rock-dust character, herby-chewy, but overall quite feminine in style. The palate is bright, stony, chalky and hugely characterful. It has harmony, and yet is vigorous and vibrant, with elements of nettle and blackcurrant leaf. There is substance here. An impressive and certainly distinctive wine.

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2008 (link) 16.5+ points

    (NV Larmandier-Bernier Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Brut) The nose here has a butter-toffee character, suggestive of recent malolactic I think, but also a rather volatile, acetic edge. It certainly seems very awkward at present although this perhaps reflects recent manipulations. Despite this character on the nose it has a fine presence on the palate, with a rounded and creamy mousse and an elegant composition. The aromas on the nose do come through onto the palate a little, but it has good substance and all the elements seem cleanly integrated. Very good potential once that nose settles down.

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2007 (link) 16+ points

    (NV Larmandier-Bernier Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Brut) A lovely nose, with honey, brioche and beeswax. Fine palate, rather soft and talcy, with only moderate acidity. Rather creamy, slightly foamy, lacks a little focus to be critical. But it is a crowd-pleaser nevertheless. Good.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Larmandier-Bernier
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne

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  • In Cellars 236 (30%)
  • Consumed 557 (70%)

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