Launois Père et Fils, Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru ‘Cuvée Réserve’ Le-Mesnil-Sur-Oger Non Vintage

Launois Reserve NV #1

Launois Reserve NV #3100% Chardonnay from grand cru vineyards in Mesnil, Oger, Avize and Cremant.  Base 2008 vintage with 10% reserve wines.  Raised in iron vats.  Aged three+ years on the lees.  Unknown dosage and disgorgement.

Pale straw-gold.  Forthcoming, lustrous, spherical: white tea, jasmine, key-lime.  Well-made; of sound equilibrium and substance.  Chalk-dusted finish.  A comely Côte des Blancs.  But that’s about it.  Too anodyne for farmer-fizz; we would prefer a lower dosage. For drinking soon.

Launois Reserve NV #2

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