95%Meunier, 5% Chardonnay. 34 Months on lees, 9 g/l dosage. Complex in a softly-spoken, quite elusive way; ripe citrus somewhere in-between pink grapefruit/pomelo/fresh orange, sweet red cherry and a very English crabapple jelly-like preserved fruit character. Also some tropical starfruit notes, and a little macaroon. Then fresh apple compote, gently spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon. It’s bright but quite friendly on the palate; what impresses is a the intensity and length of candied citrus and the white pepper spice on the finish. Hides a lot of subtlety behind the freshness, and will develop well over the next 3 years.
Date Tasted : 09/09/2018