Third time tasted. This time not coming across quite as rich, though it was cold (direct from ice bucket), pop and pour and may have been a slightly newer disgorgement. Somewhere in the middle of the road stylistically between rich and lean. The nose features lots of green apple, mineral, lime, lemon, flint and a touch of coffee bean. Palate has well measured dosage, feeling like 8-9 g/l and high biting malic acid. A bit young, this NV could easily be one to age and I'm holding some for this reason.
K&L Spring Champagne Tasting (K&L Hollywood): Very pale straw in color. Richer still than the Marguet and Launois that preceded it. Citrus on the nose and some nutty notes. Soft, fluffy mousse. Hint of tang on the finish, which is refreshing but shows a litle pepper/heat.
DRY, big yeast and mineral, maybe a touch of almond, hint of citrus. This has got a serious backbone, and decent acidity, but is not really my style. Let the other bottle sit a couple years, This may mellow into my wheelhouse.
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(NV Pierre Paillard Champagne Brut Grand Cru) Light yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; yeasty, lightly oxidative, oxidative apple nose; oxidative apple, mineral, tart pear palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish
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