2011vintage. Apple and lemon with a touch of yeasty brioche. Slightly better bead with certainly better acid and tension than the standard reserve. I think this could do a bit better with time/air. Dosage: 3-grams per liter.
Small, lively bubbles. Like the Brut Reserve, wonderful texture in this medium bodied wine. More lemon fruit here. Rising, strong acidity on the finish. A bit of caramel. Also very good, although a bit austere.
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.
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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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