Liked it better than last bottle, this showed wonder tart cranberries, raspberries and red currants, palate shows lots of the same berries with some nice yeasty undertones, medium acidity and medium length finish
"Simple" Midweek Dinner - (Imperial Treasure, Asia Square) (Imperial Treasure, Asia Square): Very pleasant. Disgorged in April 2013, this blend of Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay had a really a unusual dark pink colour in the glass – almost the hue of a watered down red wine. It had a quite a pretty nose, with a bit of floral perfume, sweet scents of strawberries and cherries and a little whiff of yeast and mineral. Rather reminiscent of the nose on the Billecart-Salmon NV Rose that we drink ever so often I thought. The palate had a very different complexion though. There was a little blush of strawberries on the attack that echoed the nose, but it leaned out very quickly into more serious tones of mineral and citrusy lemon pips, all very linear and focused. It was certainly not unfriendly though - this was actually really light, fresh and refined throughout, and drinking quite nicely too, with a fresh balance and fine mousse that carried the wine into a lightly mouthwatering finish. This was quite enjoyable.
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(NV Pierre Péters Rosé for Albane Brut) ($77.00) All ’08, and again a gob-smack of sheer prettiness on the nose; disgorged 9/10, and oh man this is absurdly great Rosé, perfectly mingling the sweetest face of Meunier with the sleek silky Chardonnay – which is focused on Mesnil, especially the climat Le Musette, which ripens early and gives small berries with less acidity, in part due to court-noué; it got the little extra slip of dosage I requested last year, and now all it does is ignite the dopey-grin reflex. “The goal is a real Rosé, not a Blanc de Blancs with pink color,” says Rodolphe. The Chardonnay is blended with macerated Meunier – there’s no PN in this wine.
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