Just saw my note below from 13 months ago. Well, evidently I took my own advice, waited, and now it's singing. As someone noted, very light on its feet for a blanc de noirs; easily bested an oxidative Mesnil (all grand cru Chard) and a rustic Meunier blend, showing real class and elegance, nothing amiss, a unanimous hit. Vintage 2009, disgorged April 2011. Wish I had a case.
A very intense Champagne and not what I was expecting. A true powerhouse and rich style. This is a Champagne that needs a meal. A rich meal and would pair well with the main dish. A ton of cherry juice on this, which is something I can't recall experiencing with Champs ever. I love the Bouchard philosophy and admire his wines.
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