Tarlant, Brut Extra ‘Cuvée Louis’ Oeuilly Non Vintage

Tarlant Louis NV

Equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, 65 year old vines, from ‘Les Crayons’, a single vineyard climat in Oeuilly.  ’99 base vintage plus 15% reserve wines from ’96 ’97 and ’98.  Raised in wood.  No malo.  Dosage: 3 g/l.  Disgorgement: March 2015.  Current release.  This is bottle No. 00655.

Resonant yellow-gold.  Enveloping and inferential, with salty sea breezes and cooking aromas that remind me of coastal New England in the summer.  Richly flavored, texturally expensive, yet he’ll finish wry and impoverished, a brothy myriad of chalk and savory elements.  For the oxidative style of champagne this has profound dexterity and energy.  Now – 2025.

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