light gold, lots of clarity, lots of little bubbles Nose: black cherry, minerals, vanilla, yeast, orange rind, musk, gravel, touch citrus, honey, stone fruit Pal: black cherry, stone fruit, minerals, vanilla, yeast, orange rind, musk, gravel, citrus, honey Feel: medium, full Finish: long T8C9
English sparkling vs Champagne: Tasted blind. Again, very frothy, lots of schampoo like bubbles. But how different from the rest of the pack! Lots of clean white fruits. Mild and elegant, BdB style champagne. I thought it was Jacquesson 738, couldn't believe that 100% PN could taste like that. I wonder how long was post disgorgement time.
I bought a case of this back in 2010 and this was sadly our last bottle. This wine has served us very well as André Clouët is one of my favorite producers in Bouzy. I have said many times that if it says “Bouzy” on the label, I am probably going to like it. Along with Aÿ, I put Bouzy at the top of the list of Pinot Noir communes on the Montagne de Reims and it’s wines rarely let me down: the wines are structured, deep, and with plenty of backbone, more of a wine for a meal then an apéritif. Firmly in my wheelhouse. thedrunkencyclist.com
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(NV André Clouet Champagne Grand Cru Grande Réserve Brut) Light golden yellow color; tart apple, pear, mineral nose; tasty, tart apple, green apple, tart pear, mineral palate with good acidity; medium finish
(NV André Clouet Grand Cru Grande Réserve) A gentle aroma of green apple skins here, otherwise not an awful lot going on on the nose. It is softly mineral, light and elegant on the palate, a touch chalky and a little perfumed. It has a nice structure and a charming, slightly rocky finish. Rather understated and I suspect it will show better with time.
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