Chartogne Taillet, Brut ‘Cuvée Sainte Anne’ Merfy

Terry Theise and Michael Skurnik Wines, Syosset, NY.

65% PN and 35% Chardonnay from estate vineyards in Merfy and Masif de Saint Thierry in the Montagne de Reims. 60% 2013 and 40% 2012 vintages. Dosage: 5.5 g/l. Disgorged September 2016.

Yellow-gold.  Effusively fragrant with invigorating zest and a texturally satiny palate.  Above all, the balance is first-rate.  Iodine sea-air, blossoming trees, honey mushrooms, citrus zests, cardamom, sencha, walnut and McCoun apple all find their counterparts here.  Now – 2025.

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