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.
Outstanding Champagne! Beautiful crisp Chardonnay fruit with salty mineral notes on the finish. Expansive mid palate with layers of complexity. The wine kept getting better over the hour we enjoyed it with tuna and salmon tartar.
Could not agree more with the last 3 notes on this Champagne. Terry Theise in his 2013 catalog says that this is the best young Champagne he tasted this yr. This wine is ethereal and along with being delicious is truly beautiful. To enjoy Champagne to the max it is always best to avoid the flute. If you need some vertical display of perlage then treat yourself to some Riedel vinum extreme Champagne glasses with a wide opening. Otherwise just drink em in a white Bordeaux glass. And yes decanting only adds to the expressiveness and you don't lose the bubbles if done gently.
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