Imported by Envoyer Fine Wines, Laguna Hills, CA.
70% Pinot Noir; 30% Chardonnay. From 100% grand cru vineyards in Ambonnay. 2008 base vintage. 25% reserve wine from solera going back 30+ years. Dosage: 7 g/l. Disgorged December 2012. This is lot # BR3T11D1212.
Straw color. Keen, fragrant nose: red berries, mimosa blossom, mace, puff pastry, chantilly cream. Seemingly more sunlit floral prettiness on day two. Dense and substantial yet quite articulated on the palate: woodland raspberry, groseille, wheat kernel. The build is not as robust as we remember: this has longer, arched lines, a more fine-boned version. Vibrant, citric cut so these NVs disgorged in December ’12 will improve with cellar time. For now, an incisive Ambonnay. Now – 2018+.