The majority of the Chardonnay here comes from the Côte Des Blancs, including Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger and Avize. At least 40% Reserve wines, with a minimum of 4 years on lees. This is classic stuff; the fruit is contained but expressive, with gently creamy yellow stone fruits, ripe candied lemon and yellow grapefruit. There’s lightly toasted brazil nut and just a touch of oyster shell adding some interest, and some sweet honeysuckle still hinting at the wine’s youth. Lightness and finesse on the palate, with a brilliant mousse and some savoury toasted nut adding just the right amount of intensity of flavour. This will develop really well over 5 years, maybe longer.

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Date Tasted : 20/12/2018

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