750 mL Bottle
The NV Brut Expression is a fabulous wine that impresses for its energy and verve. Lime, lemon, jasmine and minerals are some of the notes that emerge from this finely chiseled Champagne. This bottling is 70% 2008, and the energy (and acidity) of the year comes through loud and clear. This is a terrific entry-level non-vintage Champagne. The blend is 70% 2008 (29% Pinot Noir, 25% Meunier and 16% Chardonnay) plus 30% reserve wine that is essentially the prior years’ bottling. Dosage is 5 grams per liter. Disgorged September 3, 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014.
91 Points Wine Advocate
(47% pinot meunier, 40% pinot noir and 13% chardonnay; made from 2009 and 2008 wines; disgorged April, 2012): Light gold. Aromas and flavors of pear skin, toasted grain, hazelnut and orange pith, with a stony nuance and a hint of chamomile. Ample, palate-coating orchard fruit and candied citrus flavors show very good energy and lift thanks to juicy acidity. Clings tenaciously, leaving a suave touch of poached pear on the palate.
91 Points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
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