750ml / 12%AVB
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir (40%) and Chardonnay (39%) with Meunier (21%)
"This is a fabulous wine from the greatest Champagne vintage so far this century. Still young, it blends almost equal amounts of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fleshed out with Pinot Meunier. The minerality and the rich apple and green fruits are balanced, and acidity cuts into the wine with a pure, perfumed line of freshness. The wine could be drunk now, but it will age well into the 2020s. *2016 100 Cellar Selection No. 1* (RV)" (12/2016) - 100WE
At first sight a lovely bright golden colour.
A very charismatic fresh nose, promise of natural intensity and elegance with strong presence of fruits, fruits of all types. A diverse bouquet of orange aromas with some notes of liquorice and light chocolate biscuit can be enjoyed.
On the palate, astonishing, balanced and delicate with significant fresh, tropical, wild and crystalized fruits. It is a hymn to fruit: red, white and citrus fruit with notes of cassis, chocolate, candied orange peel, cocoa beans, honey with hints of smoke and toast enhanced by a vibrant, persistent long finish.
|Recipes like duck breast with its juice in reduction, roasted butternut squash, and kumquat chutney. Lentil curry stew marked with orange zest can pair deliciously with this vintage. As a dessert, an orange tiramisu or a cinnamon brioche with a carrot, ginger and lemon mousse. would also combine beautifully.|
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