Really delicious bubbly. Pear, peach, lemon zest, fresh strawberry, with hints of caramel and spice. The palate is deliciously rich with stone fruit, citrus, and honey. A great bubbly that stands up to any sparkling wine in the world.
Lots of yeast and baked apple on the nose as well as the palate. Beautiful straw color. This is drinking extremely well and probably will for a few more years, but I can't prove it since I don't have another bottle.
Chicago: wine, food, friends...cigars!; 9/17/2014-9/20/2014 (Blackbird, Les Nomades, Naha, with lunch at Shaw's Crab House): Broad shouldered, but equally well lifted, this is in a sweet spot now and for the next 6-8 years. Lively, slightly spiritous, with several layers of rich orchard fruit, minerals and some spice. A veritable coin toss as to which one it paired better with, the French Kiss Oyster from New Brunswick, Chardonnay Vinegar Sorbet, Salmon Roe and Tarragon or the Late Summer Sweet Corn Soup, Confit Garlic Custard, Burgundy Snails, Buttermilk Ricotta and Burgundy Truffles. Now that I reflect, I think the latter, because of the richness. Really good juice. recommended
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