We sipped after the Muga Cava, which may be the reason we bumped the rating to 90. A very nice NV. Same comments as before. "Disgorged 2nd semester 2014 and 8 gram per liter dosage. Green apple-yellow on the eye. Served in a white Burgundy glass offers tiny strings of bubbles and aromas of fresh, somewhat earthy wet stones. Fairly broad shouldered, elegant NV with a slightly tangy, fairly long finish. Outstanding QPR."
Light and refreshing, slight bisque and toast flavor with lemon to give it the right amount of acidity but nothing to strong in either case. Lots of very fine bubbles that last, hold the glass to the light and you can see a frenzy of activity in the glass. I am buying more and tiring more of there range.
Visual appearance Straw pale colour Fine pearls, not too many though
Nose Yeast, chalk; chalk minerals dominant A tiny hint of nuts (not as strong as the Lecouvey) and pepper
Taste Good mouthful Well rounded: refreshing first sensation, followed by some mineral body, ending a long sweet finish Less sweet than the others tasted Apples (not green but sweet), then minerals,
Finish Nice and long, not acidic but focus on minerals, some bitterness at the very end
Summary Nicely bodied, solid champagne. Well balanced and ticks all the boxes: nose hints at some yeast, palate initially gives a sense of semi-sweet red apples, before the minerals kick in and end in a long finish that has notes of minerals and fruit all the way through.
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(NV Duval-Leroy Fleur de Champagne Premier Cru) Current release. Quite an attractive nose here, with polished, dried fruits to the fore. A good composition on the palate, with a little sweetness to the fruit, and a little sherbet too. All in all it is a nicely rounded package with a little honey and nut at the edges. Attractive potential.
(NV Duval-Leroy Fleur de Champagne Premier Cru) New release. Very open and evocative nose, full of smoky, floral fruit. Still showing a little sulphur although this is not a problem here. A creamy mousse, very attractive, quite rounded overall, a touch nutty. Bright and fresh, a good style, which will come together quite nicely with a little time. Very good.
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