12 Ans de Cave a minima
A rich and creamy Champagne, with golden raisin, pastry cream and spun honey flavors layered with citrus peel acidity and a subtle, toasting underpinning. Lightly mouthwatering throughout, with a tang of salinity on the lasting finish.
A reserved but elegant nose evidences a touch of maturity while offering up yeasty aromas of green apple and quinine. The equally elegant middle weight flavors are supported by a refined but intense mousse, all wrapped in a sappy,complex and relatively dry finale, indeed it’s drier than the stated dosage would suggest. This lovely effort could easily be enjoyed now or held for a few more years.
The deep golden colour promises the richness that nose and palate duly deliver. The first sniff reveals rounded generosity reminiscent of shortbread, further swirling brings yellow apple with overtones of ripe apricot. That apple and apricot combo settles into a mid-palate mellowness, edged and enlivened by smooth bubbles that frame all this richness with their welcome freshness. Indeed, the wine works as an indulgent aperitif but comes into its own with food.”