Luc Belaire Rare Luxe, France
‘Luxe’ is a cuvée made from 100% Chardonnay grapes in Burgundy and blended with an oak-aged dosage from Chablis, France.
As is quite obvious from the image above and the Youtube video below, Belaire Luxe is packaged in an opulent white and gold bottle that some will find classy and others ‘bling bling’. I personally found it rather chic.
What do you think? Let me know in the comment section below 🙂
But to the important bit:
How Good is Luc Belaire Rare Luxe?
This French sparkling wine comes in a lemon-yellow color of medium intensity. Bright and shiny perfectly mimicking in fact the gold hues of the label and packaging. It does look luxurious next to the white bottle indeed!
The nose here is quite intense and dominated by plenty of fruity characters: fresh white peach and pink grapefruit provide an upfront exuberance of tangy, lemony aromas.
The palate is well balanced, on the off-dry to medium-sweet side of things, but well supported by a good acidity.
Flavors are very pure, those of ripe pineapple, intense peach juice again, but also loads of juicy citrus. The sweetness underlines them well and brings these fruit characters forward providing a sensation of lusciousness.
Be aware that this is not a wine for lovers of dry or brut Champagnes, but rather for those in search of an enjoyable, approachable well-made and pure fruitiness.
The finish on grape fruit-tanginess, together with a touch of bitterness that matches well with intense grapefruit flavors, give a positive tone, slightly savory feel to the finish, much like a grapefruit juice does.
An enjoyable bubbly with pure fruitiness, and a good balance between obvious sweetness and its matching acidity. Enjoyable fruit characters come together with somewhat of an exuberant elegance to the finish.
It will provide an enjoyable experience to those in search for an easy-to-sip bubbly after a meal or to please crowds at parties.