Bright, pale yellow, with green reflections and a fine, persistent bead. The nose hints of fresh white flowers, which develop into aromas of sweet pastry, walnuts and hazelnuts, then ripe pear, white peach and nectarine. A supple and soft-textured champagne, its initial sweetness gives way to a more structured acidity. A persistent finish reveals a hint of iodine underscored by a zesty note of pink grapefruit.
Pairs well with yellowtail carpaccio, langoustine, Norwegian king crab with avocado, veal with roasted brussels sprouts and meringue shells with grapefruit sorbet.
Blend: 41% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, 26% Meunier
Finely knit, with a subtle, smoky mineral–laced underpinning, this elegant Champagne layers flavors of lemon curd and cassis with rich hints of grilled nut and crystallized honey. A bright backbone of acidity focuses this through to the lingering, creamy finish. Disgorged October 2019. Drink now through 2027.
Bright and breezy scents of slate, lemon and nut. A classy and concentrated example with perfect ripeness and long, vinous length.
The 2012 vintage is, in fact, grand, and this wine lives up to its billing, incorporating a majority of red grapes (it’s 33 percent pinot noir and 26 percent meunier; the rest is chardonnay), lending it a lot of flesh on the bones of the apple-malic-limestone acidity. It’s toasty in the mode of Moët, and built to age: This will integrate with a year of cellaring and develop well for years beyond that.