Sort of the polar opposite of the Terre de Vetus--with richer, apple tart notes, dusty Cinnamon, good minerals although more in the background than with the Terre, fuller body, darker color, as it should be going from 1er cru to GC fruit I suppose. But to me it the flavors seemed to dissipate a bit quicker ans it lost some verve rather quickly. could "chalk" it up to the vintage going from the Terre '08 to this '09. Very nice, would like to try the '08.
Soft golden hue. Lush brioche, wet stones and apples. Like a feather pillow in the mouth but with beautiful, minerally fruit - no obvious sweetness but certainly not as austere as the low dosage (2g/l) might suggest thanks to obviously top drawer fruit. Preferred it cellar cool and with some time in broader glass to let it open up.
Domaine Champagne tasting: Wow, after two bottles from Mesnil this Cramant really showed what different terroirs were all about. Much more expressive and intense! Fresh, creamy vanilla note, creme brulee, lovely grapefruit bitterness on the finish, more pronounced citrus cut throughtout all the palate. Powerful, serious, loved it.
Rockstar Champagne... like, all of them (E&R Wine Shop, Portland OR): Very rich, lush aromas. Some nice minerality. Pretty, nice and cutting. Very very soft texture. Some nice fruit is present on the palate, including apples but also some red fruit. Nice minerality, too. Very nice luscious body fills the palate on the finish. Very zippy lingering acids. Quite sharp, but very nice.
great tasting at Larmandier Bernier. one flight with three glases, 2002, 2005and 2006, more fruit than 2005, creamy, yeasty, minerals, a great BdB drink over the next 10 years, balanced, zero dosage but because of the ripeness you feel the fruit sugar
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