Yeeeesh. Briney lemon, white and tart underripe yellow orchard fruit. Screeching acidity. I get the point here, but I agree with Brad Baker that some wines need at least some dosage -- and this is one of them. The balance is just out of whack here. This is a naked wine in need of at least a little clothing. High marks for freshness and transparency, for what its worth. Last of my bottles, October 2010 disgorgement, 2007 base.
Domaine Champagne tasting: Citrus in the taste with lime finish. Brioche and minerality is there as well as very high accidity. This didn't live up to my expectations comparing it to the other bubblies in the tasting. Slightly oxidative style.
This has really opened up since last tasted about eight months ago. Baking spice, bright yellow fruit, nutmeg on the nose. On the palate, there is ripe yellow apple and pear and candied ginger. Open for business -- finally. Love it. October 2010 disgorgement.
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(NV Bereche et Fils Chardonnay Champagne Les Beaux Regards) Light straw yellow color with steady, speedy, abundant tiny bubbles; yeasty, white chocolate, ripe pear nose; very tart, intense, lemon, mineral, lemon rind palate with firm texture; medium-plus finish 91+ points
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