Very big and bold. Reminiscent of aged white burgundy. Pure minerality with hints of baked red apple. 4/25/12 disgorge. Not quite at the level of the '11 disgorge bottle I had last year but still great.
Dots and Bubbles with the Trait-d-union (Sydney, Australia): Disgorged 13/02/14 from solera with vintages starting from 2003. 2 g/l dosage. Orange peel, earth, peach, nuttiness and smoke - similar to the last time I tried this wine in 2012 but maybe a touch more complex! The palate has all those many layers of flavours but at the same time it is precise and has great finesse. Fantastic balance, texture and mouthfeel. A wine that feels complete. Spellbinding.
04/11 Disgorgement. Tiny fine bubbles, more petillant than sparkling. Very smooth mouthfeel and quite an oxidative profile. More interesting than delicious. Lots of complexity, with honey, nuts, orange rind, flor, which all whisper rather than shout.
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