Michel Arnould et Fils, Brut Réserve Grand Cru Verzenay Non Vintage

Arnould Grande Cuvee NV magnum #1

From magnum. 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay from grand cru vineyards in Verzenay.  2008 base vintage plus reserve wines.  Raised in tank and clay.

Yellow-gold.  Robust and distinctively old-school in style: it reminds me of my grandfather and a generation of men that always wore a hat.  Ripe and broad-backed with touches of bruise and burnish: pain grillé toast, singed hazelnut, cidery yellow-apple.  It grips with a purpose.  Distinguished finish, authoritive without rigidity.  A paradigm of Verzenay; it speaks plainly and only hints at the complexity underneath.  Now – 2020.

Arnould Grande Cuvee NV magnum

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