...perfect blanc de blancs, showing a wealth of intensity from the crisp, chalky, mineral tones to the perfumed apple notes. The aromas hint at developing toastiness that adds depth and complexity.
Deep and exotic, exudes richness in all dimensions with myriad inflections of sumptuous fruit that fill out its ample, large-scaled frame... recalls '02 with more phenolic intensity & overall structure... fascinating, utterly compelling...
...opens with wet chalk and oyster shell notes, and there are aromas of dried yellow flowers and white mushrooms, white chocolate and lemon citrus as well as a refined array of fresh pastry. The palate has power with ripe lemon-drenched peach fruits... Builds white almond biscuit and toasted spices through the finish.
...ripe, concentrated style of the vintage in its orchard/citrus fruits and chalky minerality, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, brilliant purity, elegant, bright acidity, and a big finish.
...quite tangy and reserved... Offering up aromas of smoke, toasted bread, orange oil, mocha and confit lemon...medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with racy acids and a concentrated, surprisingly structured mid-palate. Concluding with a long and gently empyreumatic finish, this is a fine success.
The creamy mousse of this graceful Champagne caresses the palate like cashmere, carrying a beautiful range of glazed nectarine, chopped almond, pastry and candied ginger flavors framed by vivid acidity. Seamless, with a long, lasting finish accented by minerally chalk and saline notes.
...restrained, cool and pure nose speaks of citrus, green apple, petrol, yeast and an interesting hint of quinine...all wrapped in a lemon rind-inflected and drier than usual finish that goes on and on.
Pungent and racy. Very transparent and almost soft... Fine and round. Very friendly. Floral and fine. Very long. Like the delicate brush of a feather against the cheek.