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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
I'm a "Champagne is Champagne" guy, but I drank this alongside a standard issue NV from a big Champagne house, and the Bouchard was miles better. More richness, like a New World Chard, but with some acidity and, of course, bubbles. Pretty nice wine, if you have to drink bubbly. Which you do every now and then.
Followed a 2006 Ulysse Collin BdN, so not exactly fair context for this to show its best, given the big personality of the Collin. Still, I found this to be very tight and one-dimensional, if not clean and precise. Much less impressed with this vintage than its two predecessors.
Otroligt doft, gröna äpplen jordgubbar, vanilj. Tydlig smak av pinot. ingen att tänka för mycket på utan bara att dricka. En av de bättre odlarna i champagne och det här är hans kanske mest förföriska vin. Inte komplext utan passar de flesta.