William's Bachelor's Party (Tonny Restaurant, Geylang Lor 3, Singapore): 100% Pinot Meunier, disgorged in July 2011. This was a big, bold, intense Champagne that really needed food to show its best. I must sayI enjoyed it a lot more than an earlier bottle (disgorged in Sept 2009) I had a couple of years back. This wine really had an intense nose, which sprung out of the glass in wafts of yeasty, biscuity, buttery shortbread aromas, with flecks of savoury white meat - salt-baked chicken someone said - and then ripe yellow fruit, zesty lemons and bits of spice. Here was a nose that just grabbed your attention. There was a bit of a Krug-like character on the power and savouriness of the bouquet actually. However, while the palate was pretty yummy in its own right, with an equally powerful, intense drive as the nose, it was definitely not a Krug. This was a lot clunkier and less harmonious, with buttery notes riding slightly oxidatvie flavours of kumquats, lemon zest and fig skin, then a bit of fleshy cherry fruit, all speared through by large gobs of juicy acidity. There was a lot of muscle on the wine, with a deeply grippy structure and an almost chewy mouthfeel on the midpalate. However, it seemed as though it was not quite integrated yet, with its bright acidity and fleshy depth sticking out at odd angles at points, especially when drank without food. There is interesting raw material though, and it is very yummy, especially when paired with caviar and, more unusually, with a hot soup. It probably needs some time in the cellar though - I would give it a good 2-3 years more.
Bibendum Portfolio Tasting: 100% Pinot Meunier, disgorged 01/13 - 60% from 2006 fruit. Roses, earth, lime and some apple aromas. Nicely rich on the palate, there is good acidity to counter. Persistent and lovely.
Deg september 2011. I want to quote from the movie Side Ways here "tight as a nun's ass". First expression gives nothing. Nose is completely gone and taste has huge acidity but thats all. After some time in the glas, this beauty start to show. Generous, personal nose with fresh mushrooms, resin, bread and citrus. On the palate its has great acidity with a nice fattiness to it. Bread, caramel and lemon juice are mixed in a very fine way. There's a lack of fruit that I don't miss at all but tells me that this should not please everyones palate. Avoid the late deg. ones. This wine needs time.
Overall, this is a very interesting wine. Gave 45 euros for the wine and the price is justified to say the least. I give it 91 now. Have 92 potential.
Pale straw color with a nose of orange peel, caramel and banana. The palate is vibrant and crisp with nutty, buttery, flavors of apple, pear, and flowers. Very buttery finish with a hint of maple that lasts very long and tangy; just makes you want more! Drink now until 2018.
Gogget september 2012 (2008 base). Herlig gul frukt med epler, gule plommer, og litt stein på nesen. Flott rik munnfølelse med den samme gule frukten og sprek syre. God konsentrasjon, og en saftig finish. My kind of wine!
This is such a good champagne. Rich, powerful but with a great acidity (no MLF) lifting the palate. Oak, yeast, orchard fruit. Focused. You gotta love Egly. Disgorged July 2012, 36 months spent on lees.
Rich bouquet with ripe orchard fruit, lemon and toasted almond. Slight touch of sweetness to the fruit. There is excellent supporting acidity that allows the fruit and minerality of the wine to show through well, while providing freshness on the finish. My first experience with a 100% Pinot Meunier; I'm a fan. Disgorged 9/07.
I have to admit I don't see what all the fuss is about. This was a grey market bottle from Premier Cru, but it seemed in excellent condition. Just boring. Good texture, but lacking in acidity and complexity. Despite years on the lees and a couple years age post-disgorgement I was looking for more. Eric Asimov was so complimentary in http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/19/dining/pinot-meunier-unacknowledged-grape-of-champagne.html but it's not something I would buy again. Good+.
100% Pinot Meunier.....amber color, more weight than I'm typically use to in champs, yet still bright and alive with tons of dancing bubbles. Great feel and flavors...warm toast with marmalade, ginger ale, peaches and pears, candied apples and dried cherries. SO fresh with structure, minerals and acidity...yet also has some nice earthy nuts and honey, as well as beautiful florals. REALLY cool Champagne! Instant fan here!
Having spent three years on the lees, this was disgorged in July 2010. Deep color. Aromas of almond, hazelnut, lemon and ginger. Fine bead with flavors of hazelnut, stone, apple, citrus and toast. Deep and complex through the finish. Lacks the acidity to be an aperitif, but I bet this would be fantastic with roasted chicken. 93+ pts.
A Champagne Weekend; 11/30/2012-12/1/2012 (San Francisco): Austere nose. Very dry, high acidity. Linear and lean with just a hint of body, notably stony finish. This is the "anti-fruitbomb" and will appeal to lovers of highly structured white wines. Superb if you adore this style but it will be too rigid for many people.
PnP enjoyed at The Broadmoor. Really well made stuff that was missing a mineral and chalk edge that I look for, but more than made up for it with purity of fruit, focus, lovely (and powerful) tension and loads of dark berry fruits. Not something I'd have guessed in a blind, and prolly only my second or third 100% PM ever, but easily my favorite so far. BEGS for food; I'd not have been so happy if it were just by itself. I'm closer to Tanzer than I am with CW and WD on this one.
Julien S-M's 1990 Bordeaux (RSJ, London): 05 fruit, disgorged 08. Quite a rich, round and slightly toasty nose. Biscuity. Rounded, first impression reminds me of the 03 Nyetimber BdeB. After a sip or two it seems a little more acidic on the finish and more champagne-like. Comes across as a blanc de blanc with a creamy slightly bruised apple character. No, not b de b, but apparently a single varietal, so Egly's Pinot Meunièr Vignes de Vrigny? Yes. Nice with an evolved nose and front but a little less convincing on the finish. Would suit cold game quite nicely now. ***
Deep yellow gold color with fine mousse and rich smooth bubbles. I love the well developed, intense and rich nose of this Champagne. Strong aromas of yeast, refined citrus fruit with a touch of vanilla and plenty of yellow spice dance in the glass. Fullness, ripeness and elegance come to mind when tasting this Champagne. Rich and expressive on the palate, this has a very pronounced vinosity. It is just at the border between a still white wine and a sparkling, successfully balancing the richness of a classy white and the liveliness of a Champagne . Long, spicy and citric finish. I really love this style of Champagne. (92-93/100)
Not sure of disgorgement, but I have had this for at least 4 years.
Fresh and on the wilder side. Excellent bead, crunchy fresh mouthwatering fruit, savory, and spice. Cool and outside the box. Great palate presence and very interesting flavor profile. Apologies for being a sparkling vocabulary simpleton. Overall outstanding and drinking very well. 92 pts
Disgorged July, 2006. Bright golden with carmel highlights, light and very small and elegant bubbles. Penetrating yeasty nose with fresh-sliced strawberry and apple. The palate is full with sweet sugarless flavors of raisin toast and red vinosity, with a warm tickle. The finish is earthy and very wide, lightly tart and recognizably red-wine grape. Probably approaching 10 years and not even slightly tired; really delicious wine which would certainly compliment many foods, great on its own. (two days later this is still terrific)
Gogget januar 2011. Gyllen på farge. Kjellerepler, honning, synes faktisk jeg merker litt jordbær her også. Dette er en lettlikandes vin hvor jeg føler at smaken følger duften. Medium syre, og ok lengde. Bra vin!
Farewell Little Buddy (Reno, NV): July 2011 disgorgement... suffered a bit next to 2000 Milan Noel... deeply colored with hint of reddness at rim, fine and persistent mousse. On nose a bit young and primary with red apples, some toast, hint oxidative/rust aromas. On the palate moderately dry with very high acidity, broad and rich midpalate with good depth, moderate alcohol. Balanced wine with average length, good intensity and complexity (for its youthful state). Very good finesse, nicely textured, classic expression of place. The weakness of the varietal shows a bit here on the palate lacking just a bit of depth of flavor/texture (vs. PN based wines) though this is nonetheless excellent stuff. This softened the next day but held quite well suggesting it needs 1-3 years to reach its peak.
Golden color, fine bubbles, but not super vigorous. Fresh, floral nose of honeysuckle, a touch of Asian pear, and a leesy, toasty note. On the palate, a turn towards apple, but covered in caramel and nuts, and a hint of something slightly tangy, like the white part of a strawberry top. Elegant and medium bodied, with a long mineral finish. This Champagne is rich and complex, but with a surprising freshness. Like a punk kid from an aristocratic family. (Sept. '07 disgorgement)
Disgorgement July 2011. 100% Pinot Meunier. Great character and class which I have come to fully expect from this producer. Opened up with some air, I think that I will try to decant my nest wines from Egly-Ouriet. They really seem to benefit from oxygen. Gained weight and complexity in the glass that kept me coming back for more.
Still a champagne I like a lot. Almost golden colour, lots af apples on the nose, mixed with citrus and biscuits. A hint of red fruit, too. Lovely, full, almost creamy, mouth feel with a good, long finish. This time drunk with side of deer that had been dried, salted and smoked - quite a tough challenge for any wine but the match was excellent.
Disgorgement July 2008. On the first day, just not ready. Nice yellow golden colour. A decent mousse and a fairly expressive nose but otherwise, lean and taut with little fruit. On the second day is where this champy shone. Nose of fresh bread and yeast. What was evidently different from the first day was the fruit at the fore. Smooth, round, and creamy on the palate with a lovely mouthfeel balance. Finish of brioche and nectarine but slightly short. Nonetheless, simply delicious. Despite the disgorgement date, I think this still needs time to come around. But a repeat cusomter here. I like it!
From a bottle disgorged in 2006, this is as mature as it should be. It's still quite dark fruited, but does not have the vibrancy of its youth. Still, it's very fine, and more of a wine than most Champagnes.
Dinner at Nicolas (Nicolas Restaurant, Keong Saik Street, Singapore): Interesting - my second 100% Pinot Meunier in recent times, and this was quite decent too. Served by the glass in the restaurant, and in white wine glasses rather than a flute. This had a smidgen of bottle age on it, being disgorged in July 2008, which seemed to have helped the wine to no end, as did the fact that it had been opened in the afternoon and recapped, so it also had some time to breathe. The maitre'd told us that it was quite tight and clenched when he first popped it, but it was showing really well when it was poured for us. It had a typically expressive Egly-Ouriet nose with all its flecks of slightly oxidative apple scents swimming around white meat, yeast and umami white mushrooms. I really liked that. The palate was no slouch either. Bright, zippy acidity framed a lemony attack leading into a mid-palate where white fruit underlaid by a solid stream of stony mineral and spice that seemed to grow and grow into a lingering finish. Not most the complex, not did it have the greatest depth, but this was a nicely made Champagne. I found it a lovely companion to a variety of food, including poached egg with truffles and a scallop dish. This was overall a nice NV that made for a good start to dinner. It still needs some time in the bottle for the acidity to come down and for the palate to develop a bit more, but I would have no hesitation recommending this as something interesting at its price range.
Elevé: 42 mois (!), Disgorgement: Jan 2011 This may not be to everyone's taste, as it lacks the "backbone/structure" that you may expect from a 'classic' Champagne. It has none of the traditional 'burned toast' bitterness. This is more seductive,like brioche. It is silky smooth, round, soft and creamy. It is complex enough to fascinate, but fair to say, this wine just puts a huge smile on my face that the bottle was empty before we seriously came to describing the nose and taste. Simply delicious.
Disgorged July 2010. Delicious Meunier. Gives you the impression to be righ in the middle of an orchard. Superb balance, light yeastiness with hint of graham cracker. The fruit is really fresh and the wine is lively. Still young though and will improve.
One of the best champagnes I've tasted this year so far. I don't know if biodynamic procedures have something to do, but it has to help in some way because everything was extremely good. And for its price its a must.
Not a detailed note - more of a memory helping aid for myself. We have had this champagne on a few occasions the last 6 months or so, and it has been well accepted in this house. A rich and well structured wine with pleasing mousse (for a taster that is no champegne expert). Excellent acids balane the rich body, and this is a champagne that can cope with serious food. We tasted it with a filet of deer, and was quite suprised that it was a better match than the Pomerol we had bought for the meat!
Achingly trendy grower champagne, 100% Pinot Meunier. Opinions sharply divided on this one in-house; personally, I find it interesting though a bit thin and acidic and lacking a finish (opened too early?) and don't find a lot of structure in it. I'm probably never going to like this, but well made I suppose. Give me a bit of chardonnay in my champagne please!
This was something else, like liquid heaven. Beautiful precision, texture, aromatics and acid. This was all lemon curd, baking spices, yeast and freshly baked bread. Amazing complexity and a ridiculous value.
DISGORGED: September 2008 (36 months) Color:Golden yellow with fast medium sized bubbles Smell: baguette, strawberries, creme, and citrus zest Taste: red fruit, mushrooms, tangerine, and hints of oak Overall: Complex and just a brilliant wine...I love this wine and know that I tend to be a bit higher on it than most. However, for the money there are few Champagnes out there that offer the complexity, depth, and intrigue that this offers.
exquisite, yeast citrus salty nose. clean distinct rich flavor. tight minerality, might be slight lime and biscuit. Paired perfectly with bay scallops in yazu juice with jalapeno and passion fruit marinated honey crisp apples
nose: crisp and fresh nose of warm dough, biscuits, fresh picked citrus tones, roasted nuts, pain grille, almonds, and some hints of sliced oranges. Excellent depth with a real toasty expression on the nose
taste: very silky and polished medium feel with medium+ acidity along with tones of roasted nuts, almonds, pears, fresh picked citrus tones, warm dough, and some pain grille
overall: 08/09 disgorgement. As always this is showing real well and is nice and fresh. This isn't showing as tight as the two previous bottles with this disgorgement have and the acidity isn't as pronounced
Disgorged July 2007. 100% Pinot Meunier. Rich toffee and decaying leaf. Really tasty wine. Good length and fine mousse. A food wine, we had seared sashimi grade tuna and swordfish. I think quail would work perfectly, but the tuna pairing was perfectly fine.
A much better showing than a bottle I had a few weeks ago (same August 09 disgorgement) with rich red fruited, gingerbread and yeasty flavours, plenty of depth, complexity and great balance. There's tremendous clarity and brightness to the flavours, really nice acidity and impressive length. Lovely stuff.
Bright and crisp when opened, the yeast and dough comes out with air. We enjoyed this at Thanksgiving with hors d'oeuvres that included some mild cheeses, raw veggies, and hummus dip. It was a nice pairing but I agree with others that it is over-priced @ $60
August 2009 disgorgment. Full of brambly red fruits, grapefruit and yeasty/sourdough notes with a slightly caramelized flavour element emerging with air. There's a coarse, slightly rustic aspect to this throughout, with the acidity standing out and keeping it very refreshing - very enjoyable, though I don't think I'd buy it at the price.
Offers a bit for most Champagne drinkers as this one has some definite yeast and toast, but also a nice dose of acidity and crisp sharp fruit as a counter balance. Not the most refined smooth wine on the finish and it does have some tannin. Nice bubbles overall and a fair but not screaming value for about 50 bucks.
An evening with Clos des Papes (Againn, Washington DC): Opens with bright and crisp lemon-driven acidity but with time really advances to a very doughy and yeasty element with great notes of brioche (which is right in my wheelhouse when we talk champagne). Drank alongside the oyster, the acidity of the wine explodes in the palate and the pairing was heavenly. Was my favorite white of the evening and I believe this bottle was a relatively recent disgorgement. I would imagine the wine could evolve very generously with more cellar time.
nose: lovely and clear nose with some tones of warm dough, biscuits, almonds, tart citrus tones, minerals and bits of roasted nuts. Excellent depth and class with a real beguiling nose
taste: smooth and polished medium feel with medium/high acidity that really shows itself along with tones of roasted nuts, warm dough, biscuits, minerals and a good bit of tart citrus
overall: this is an 08/09 disgorgement. Still showing the youth indicated in the previous as would be expected. This is a real lovely champagne with very interesting tones on both the nose and palate. I really should buy more for aging, but this is sooooooo tasty and fun that its hard not to love it right now for all of its fun
Pale golden color; looks like ginger ale; small beads concentrated in the center. This was our first experience with a 100% Pinot Meunier; this happens to be from 40-year-old vines. Our was an August 2009 disgorgement, after spending 37 months on the lees, which made for a very yeasty nose; it almost smelled like a beer. Also notes of crushed sea shells and wet stones. This is a beautifully integrated and well-balanced wine. Lots of minerality, with a hefty dose of sourdough and bruised apples. Nice, long finish. I've heard this called a baby Krug before, which is close; maybe more like Krug's nerdy, quiet little brother who spends more time in his room playing with his chemistry set than out throwing a football around.
nose: very fragrant and lovely nose of bread, yeast, lemon peels, almonds, hazelnuts, and a real good amount of mineral tones. Very good depth and a real salinity to the nose as well
taste: great medium feel with medium/high acidity and well balanced tones of bread, almonds, hazelnuts, and a good helping of mineral tones. The acidity is very much on the racy side and showing very young
overall: This had an 08/09 disgorgement and was showing its youth. This feels like it needs to be aged for two or three years to smooth things out on the palate. The nose was extremely nice and crisp and the tones on the palate were very balanced
September 2008 degorgement. Really delicious now - honey & lavender on the nose, rich and earthy flavor, with a hint of mushrooms. The body of this wine is tremendous, good acidity, emerging somehwat like a mini-Krug. Suspect will age a good bit more - good show!
Grower Champagnes from Montagne de Reims: Toasty notes of Asian pears, red apples, yeast, and nectarines. Juicy on the palate with good leesy weight and a protracted finish. An excellent Champagne. 90-91 points.
Terroir of Champagne, Montagne de Reims (Hi-Times, Costa Mesa, CA): Nose of butter biscuits and stone fruits. Pretty and complex with lots of fresh strawberry and peach notes. This isn't deep or concentrated but makes up for it in expressiveness. I usually find the Egly-Ouriet wines a bit pricey for the quality but this was an obvious exception. Very good.
Delicious Champagne that makes a great stand in for red wine. There's plenty of depth and richness, and the mousse is elegant and fine. There may be a touch of back-end roughness, but it makes the wine seem even more "red" as it stands in for tannins. The group polished this off in 15 minutes with everyone wishing we had opened a magnum.
Smell: Scents of cherries, tangerine, and fresh bread
Taste: Kiwi, Asian pear, quince, tangerine, and green apple
Overall: An incredibly complex and mind-bending Champagne. With a fine and fast bead this strikes me as a wine that will only continue to get better with time, and could improve significantly with time in the cellar. Highly enjoyable now...but this could be outstanding with another few years in the cellar.
dégorgement august 2009, waauw, complex refreshing, but with brioche and chalk and sourdough, super dry, with a long and somewhat oily finish. Needs more time in the bottle though. Hold this for at least one year, better even two, before opening another. Interesting to have this in your cellar (100% pinot meunier). 91-92 pts
Disgorged: Nov07, 40 months on the lees - Devoid of any toastiness or leesiness despite the extended time on yeast but that doesn't distract from it being quite enjoyable. It's fairly rich and densely flavored with a medium bead. Good balance but a bit abrupt on the finish.
Have had very different experiences with this wine - depending on the age of the particular bottle. This one - was still very acidic and young, however, after 24 hours, it opened and lost some of its green agressivity, showing great balance between ageing flavaours, oak influence and acidity.
Great stuff. 100% pinot meunier, 40 months on the lees, disgorged November 2008, so likely there's a lot of fruit from 2004 in here. Autolytic, with aromas of toasted hazelnuts and salted crackers, but I also smell yellow flowers, chalk, and pears. Beautiful, creamy, and long, with the racy acidity driving red fruits down the sides of the tongue with lovely cut and precision. The mousse is full, fine, and alive. Just a joy to drink.
This particular was disgorged Sep 2008. And wow - a great bottle! Very elegant mousse, lots of tiny bubbles, pale lemon colour. Lots of autolytic character, combined with beautiful dried apples. Very long length loaded with toasty aromas. Had it with steamed trout together with a bunch of team members invited over to my house ... made my Saturday afternoon! Cheers!
I read good notes on this so decided to give it a go, but wasn't as impressed as others. For 100% Pinot Meunier it was really good, balanced and not wild, but there was so much sourdough on the nose I couldn't really get passed it. It was like snorting flour. 89 for the price point
Fantastic stuff that is more red wine with bubbles than what I normally think of as Champagne. Very fine palate presence & loads of fruit that is backed up by a citrusy/toasty element. It's young and a bit brash in its forward style right now, but a little cellar time should civilize it a bit.
Agree with the consensus here -- this is an excellent sparkler and an exceptional value to boot. No detailed notes, but this was a complex, complete, nuanced wine that was a joy to drink. I'm in for 6 more...
A beautiful wine with a fine mousse and scents of buttered biscuit, lime, and granny smith apples. In the mouth flavors of tart green apple, minerals, lemon zest, and chalk linger on this lean and laser focused bubbly.
fine mousse. Clean fresh nose of apples, jasmine, white flowers, and a bit of toast, with excellent texture and freshness on the palate. Apples and juniper. Long on the back end, very well balanced, and without heaviness. Lovely
100% pinot meunier. 39 months on the lees, disgorged Oct 2006. Dark yellow in color, this is very fragrant with ginger, lemon zest and yeast. Perfect acidity balances the pear fruit and the finish has nice length. Tons of character for $44.
Rich yellow colour leaning towards rose. Fine to medium bead. Relatively muted nose of yeast, violets and a lemon smoke. Strong taste: crisp very forward on the palate. Interesting - agree with the ginger ale comment below!
beautiful nose of drippy red fruit, pastry dough, ginger, pears, and chalk. the palate is not as broad as the nose, and far more mineral that i expected, but it is delicious with honeyed red fruits and chalky talcum powder. precise and clean.
Medium lemon color, fine bubbles. Pretty nose of lemon meringue, straw and yeast. On the palate, medium bodied but full flavor through the finish with elements of baked lemon. Dry, mouth-coating. Very nice.
End of Summer BBQ (Seattle, WA): 36 months on the lees. Disgorged July 2006. I did not take any notes on this but I remember being intrigued by the color. Seemed a deeper darker yellow than most Champagnes I've had. Very lively bubbles. Smelled and tasted great.
First bottle to kick off friend Geoff Pigman's birthday celebrations. Light straw color. Bubbles galore. Nose of yeast with a sweet apple note. Apples in the mouth, with a touch of bitterness. The bubbles were velvety, and coated the palate nicely. My first grower champagne and it makes me want to dive in for more.
Light yellow with a light (almost too light) mousse. A nice and welcoming nose of lemon and hints of minerals. Light to medium-bodied it's an elegant, yet tight champagne. Charming and probably even better with food. 100% Pinot meunier.
This bottle did not impress me the way other Vringys had in the past. Although rich and delicious it had a much more oxidized taste than I remember from previous bottles. The wine stood up well to shrimp with prosciutto, roasted garlic with blue cheese, and even tasted a little overpowering. I've liked this wine enough in the past that I'll try it again.
Richly fruited and yeasty, it comes on pretty strong. Close to a Bollinger style if you know what I mean. I would have liked a little more crispness to balance the richness, and the finish came off a little astringent. Not a bad tipple though and as a 100% Pinot Meunier champagne, it was certainly interesting.
Anwar brought this to dinner on Wednesday when Benchland came to town. Very interesting although a little to straight laced for my palate. Well made and clean. Some buttery bisquit aromas on the nose. Crisp white fruit. Excellent bead. 91 points.
For a non-vintage bubbly at the $30-ish price point, this is a monster. A razor-sharp, flinty nose shows some pear, biscuit, and even mushroom, followed by a creamy palate of citrusy apple and maybe even cherry. The mousse is impressive, too, as is the caramel- and mineral-laced finish. I put this right up there with Bollinger as one of my favorite NVs, and the great thing is that it's about $10 cheaper.
As others have noted, this is anything but a typical champagne. Intriguing and inviting aromas of nuts and bread, with a background note of citrus. The first night, the aromatics were the star of the show, even with the wonderful balance of fruit, acid, and yeast flavors. The second day, the aromatics were more subdued and the wine had taken on a more rounded, if less vigorous, character. This was still delicious and felt like a real treat. I'm just so glad that there are winemakers who are making such great stuff at relatively affordable prices. How many 100% pinot meuniers are there out there? I'd love to try more.
(NYE) Hmmm. Mine was disgorged 11/2004 after 41 months on lees. Interesting describes it best. Nutty and brioche notes off the top. Lots of body and nice texture. Flavors not fully enjoyable though as the small amounts that provide complexity to a champagne blend do not do as well as the sole elements. Good elements, would be better with food instead of as a champagne isolate. Bad choice on my part.
$31.99 retail, after discount. 37 months on the lees; disgorged 7/05. Fairly golden color. Intense red apple aromas, with faint spice (cinnamon?) and toast notes. Again, rather large-scaled on the palate, with assertive, appley fruit. Firm structure and a long, slightly spicy / toasty finish. Distinctive style. Very nice.
A nice depth and autolysis character here, along with characteristic darker fruits and nutty floral notes in this 100% Meunier Champagne. Well textured and balanced on the palate with crisp acids. Very good.
Produced from 100% Pinot Meunier from 40+ year-old vines this NV is the colour of dark gold, with fine streamers of bubbles rising from all around the glass. Immediate aromas of toasted white bread covered in melting butter, with a hint of pomegranate - carrying through to the palate with additional floral elements, honey and nuts. A meaty, fuller bodied champagne that might prefer food to drinking alone.
Interesting 100% Pinot Meunier Cuvee, pale yellow color with hints of silver and a nose of some apple, a hint of smoke, yeast and a little bit of hazelnut. Medium body and length. Pleasant and interesting.