La Closerie ‘Fac-Simile’, Champagne

Jeröme Prévost. Pinot Meunier from light sand/clay in Gueux. Barrel vinification, 2016 vintage.

This is a bit of a unicorn wine now. Very impressive too, and more elegant than I was expecting. Perhaps these couple of years post-disgorgement have settled it down a little? There’s a classic orangey tinge (both in flavour and colour) here to strawberry tart and gentle tobacco smoke, with lovely floaty florals and some spiced frangipane and nougat richness coming on. A singular wine, quite alluring and a bit of a shape-shifter in the glass. 17

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/ Champagne, La Closerie, Rosé