René-Henri Coutier, Brut ‘Cuvée Henri III’ Grand Cru Ambonnay

Polaner Selections, Mount Kisco NY.

100% Pinot Noir from estate vineyards in Ambonnay.  Blend includes 60% 2009 and 40% 2008 vintages.  Ageing: raised in tank with 40% of the 2008 seeing time in neutral barrel (fût).  4 years in bottle sur latte and aged agrafé (under a cork rather than crown cap).  Dosage: 6 g/l.  Disgorgement: December 2016.

Yellow-gold.  More fruit than berried and the wine is at once sumptuous and animated.  Velour texturally, santa rosa plum, buttercake and chinese 5-spice and the finish shows grand cru impeccability.  Now – 2028.

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