Jean Milan, Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru ‘Cuvée Symphorine’ Oger 2004

Terry Theise and Michael Skurnik Wines, Syosset, NY.

Chardonnay from estate vineyards in Oger, including Zailleux, Beaudures, Barbettes and Chenêts. Dosage: 6 g/l.

Fifteen years on.

Yellow-gold.  Claytonia and quarry dust notes complicated by hickory nut, toasted wheat and just honeyed lemon.  Articulate and cutting and it’s easy to get lost in the ineffability of this wine’s floral diversity and in its resonant nut and grain overtones.  Nuances of tidal pool and apple pip lend savor and piquancy on the long and stimulating finish.  Time in bottle has been of great benefit to this cuvée.  Now – 2025+.

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