Lechère, Brut Cuvée Speciale ‘Orient Express’ Avize Non Vintage

Lechere Orient Express NV #1

100% Chardonnay: 60% Grand Cru from Oger and le-Mesnil-Sur-Oger, 10% Grand Cru from Avize and Cramant, 30% 1er Cru from Vertus and Bergeres-les-Vertus. Late ’90s disgorgement.  This is lot #9904B.

Straw to lemon yellow.  Most of the goose-pimpled tension of its youth has been shed; this now moves in undulation, with lobster-stock and herbal-japanese green tea intimations.  Discreet, brothy notions of grás, oyster-mushroom and pencil.  Resonant, cucumber-saline finish, with umami suggestions lingering in the empty flute long after the wine has departed.  We wish we could be patient with all of our non-vintage BdB.  Drink soon.

2 thoughts on “Lechère, Brut Cuvée Speciale ‘Orient Express’ Avize Non Vintage

    • The licensing of the name ‘Orient Express’ here in the States is part of the problem.

      Haven’t seen it sold here in the States for a number of years now.

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