Nose is exuberant with plenty of yeast, brioche, red apples, chalk, a little gunpowder, roasted coffee beans, more apples and a bit of tropical fruits. Really good depth and complexity. This is far from the generic, boring citrus and grapefruit Champagnes!
High acidity with a slight tartness. Medium+ bodied, medium+ intensity and a long, very dry finish.
Will probably stay around for a couple of years, and even though the nose is pretty much perfect now, there is some edges left on the palate.
Opened by TLV. Fairly deep color with notes of honey, cashew, brioche and baked apple. Persistent mousse with a fine bead. The flavors on the palate mirror the bouquet, with a ginger note coming in on the finish. There's a subtle oxidized quality too (presumably specific to this particular bottle), which was a bit of a surprise and kept me from scoring this a point or two higher.
Tasted from a Zalto universal glass, and I must say it tasted better than the last time I had this from a regular flute. Brioche, yeast, and citrus notes. Broad shouldered and muscular, but well poised and precise. Excellent length.
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