The Blanc De Blancs Cuvée Louis 2006 is also coming around a bend in the track. It’s a terrific wine this (and probably more so in a vintage drawn in finer ink than 2006). A lovely brush of sea air, bristling with some yellow grapefruit (charred at the edges) and apple sweetness. It’s not one of those straight-as-a-die, fine sandpaper Blanc De Blancs; it’s quite bold and forward, and possibly a bit of a teenager right now. Again I would wait a few years. It won’t outlive the N-F. B, and it doesn’t quite achieve the same level of refinement. It certainly has some interesting track ahead, though.

17.5

Date Tasted : 07/06/2019

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