96 Points

The first whiff is softly floral, think narcissus, and entirely creamy – very perfumed and intense. This is followed by insistent notes of wet chalk and pure lemon freshness along with a kind of savouriness, reminiscent of almond paste. With air, it becomes more and more pronounced. The palate has something joyful and generous, luminous and fresh, sinuous and poised. The intense concentration reveals profound flavour, a savoury saltiness that refers back to the almond paste, to cool, chalky, lemony depth. The length is astonishing and while delicious now, this will evolve beautifully.

Tasting: Falstaff International London Editorial Tastings ; Tasted by: Anne Krebiehl MW
Published on 01.06.2021
Previous Rating
95
Tasting: Best Wines for the Seaside
Category
Champagne
Grape variety
Chardonnay
ABV %
12.5%
Ageing/Élevage
stainless steel, bottle fermentation
Closure
Cork
Price range
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