Bottle 1 of 12. Lovely wine in a relatively un-complicated style, but still with lots of nerve and back-bone. Should last for a long time, but it's drinking really well now already. Richard Juhlin describes a characteristic and distinct element of apple-porridge often present on the nose; spot on! This to me is one of the best 'non acquired taste' bottles on the market. Quite simply delicious, and for some time now this Special Club-bottling has been one of our preferred champagnes, when it comes to sheer and simple drinking-pleasure. All the best from the 2006-version and them some. Excellent potential! (91-92 pts)
Opens with notes of almonds, green apple, citrus blossom and wet stone. There's an interesting vanilla custard thing going on as well. The coarse bead on softens across the midpalate lending a certain finesse to the wine. Almond, vanilla, pear and citrus with hints of ginger in the background. Has a short finish at the moment, but I anticipate that this will flesh out with some age. Too young now, hold this until 2018-2020.
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