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Laherte Rose NV #1

Laherte Rose NV #2

100% old-vine Pinot Meunier. No disgorgement date given.

A burnished, brassy blood orange color.  A bit of a strawberry bomb on day one and not unlike your average Côte de Beaune rouge: a touch too rounded in the mouth, lacking relief and definition.  By day two the curtains begin to be pulled back on its character and dimension.  More cut, more bite.  A pyrazine minerality.  At different points it show glimpses into its bracken, piquant, savory and estery self.  The wall of strawberry pastille recides: lees, smoke, baking spice, bitter herb, vetiver, rhubarb and juniper notes are coming center stage.  Very individual.  Not for everyone: clearly one from the natural yeast druids (we can see the beer collectors getting into this in a big way).  Certainly a candidate for the decanter. Serve at cellar temp.  And we would not hesitate to drink a bottle of this over the course of a week to see where this decides to go.  Now -2018.

Laherte Rose NV

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