Comte Audoin de Dampierre, Brut Blanc de Blancs Chenay Non Vintage

Comte Audoin de Dampierre Blanc de Blancs NV #2

100% Chardonnay from Avize, Cramant and Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger in the Côte des Blancs.  2004 base vintage.  Unknown dosage and disgorgement date.

October 2013

Straw.  Just a little sulphur showing.  Dry and focused: jasmine, bread dough, cress, talc.  While composed and incisive this expression has generosity as well: silken textures, a leesy fluffiness and vibrant, detailed white flesh fruit.  A hint of walnut-y richness, firm acids, with a rather soft, foaming, youthful mousse.   A smoky minerality.  More warmth and personality now; a more gregarious BdB NV.  Now – 2015.

September 2012

Straw.  Still a bit of sulphur.  Bound and reductive: a vortex of mineral saturation, hawthorn and graphite.  Primary yet intricate green-apple and citrus fruit.  Chalky stone and salt finish.  Sleek, nordic BdB.  Now – 2016.

Comte Audoin de Dampierre Blanc de Blancs NV #1

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