Score : 94+/100
This Blanc de Blancs Champagne received the GOLD Award at Social Vignerons Blanc de Blancs AWARDS.
This 2008 vintage Blanc de Blancs comes in rather intense yellow color with gold hues, like mirroring the wine bottle’s golden packaging. Nice!
Aromas are intense and complex. Spices and nuts dominate a stunning aromatic complexity. Intense and deep filled with walnut, nutmeg, lemon, vanilla and more, it does smell light and elegant suggesting a sophisticated bubbly.
The palate confirms this impression with an absolute balance and composure. Dry, the acidity is marked but so well rounded up by flawless balance, the right amount of body, delightful smoothness and a velvety texture. Some drying oak phenolics to the finish accentuate the great length. Flavorwise, primary fruit notes of ripe citrus fruit and flowers marry oaky, leesy and slight oxidative tones; it is hard to fault, but easy to get lost in in admiration and enjoyment.
An extremely well-made Champagne Blanc de Blancs that seems to have captured every facet of the style: minerality, fruitiness, with power and complexity from maturation, in a stunning balance and complexity.
Retails around $120 or 70€. Find this wine to buy on Wine-Searcher