Pale yellow color with gold tinges. A dominance of pastries revealing notes of citrus and a hint of minerality. A slight fragrance of hazelnut completes this rich, harmonious bouquet. On the palate: Lively, fresh attack revealing a rich, well balanced wine with aromas of candied citrus mixed with subtle exotic notes. Superb length with fine toast finalizes this wine with discreet notes of honey and spice, pepper, nutmeg.
Ratings & Reviews
92+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2005 Brut Millesime comes across as quite lean and clenched within the context of the year. It is powerful, chalky and intense, with bright citrus, jasmine and crisp pears woven throughout. This is one of the few 2005s that needs more time in bottle. The 2005 is equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Dosage is 10 grams per liter. This is Lot # L1112211010. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025." - Antonio Galloni (Nov 2011)
92 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Yellow plum, pear, musky herbs, spices and a whiff of woodsmoke on the highly fragrant nose. Powerful but lively, with excellent clarity to the deep, chewy pit fruit and lemon pith flavors. Finishes with very good smoky persistence." - Josh Raynolds (Nov/Oct '11)
92 Points - Wine & Spirits Magazine:
"This is tangy as a golden heirloom apple, its flavors carried along a narrow-waisted swinging gait of bubbles. The youngful energy of the bubbles drive home racy minerality; edgy now, it should evolve toward complexity with a year or two of bottle age." (Dec 2011)