2006 Duval-Leroy Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut

TASTING NOTE

 

Many thanks to PSPATRICK, whose glowing description of this bubble inspired us to pop open a bottle for lunch today. We served in white Bordeaux glasses after debating away using big-bowl Chardonnay glasses. Flutes, which are for orchestras and over-bubbly bubbles, were never even considered!

Yellow-gold with hints of green apple slivers on the eye. Bubbles non-existent, which is the way we like our bubbles aka wine. Stunning Chardonnay!!!

Bouquet of green apples, lemon, lime, toasty-oak and a feint touch of vanilla. The sort of vivacious perfume you expect from a confident, young lady seeking to impress, but not overwhelm, her equally male and female audience. Genius!

Palate green apple, vanilla-cream, croissant, soft mousse, silky. Dainty shoulders, petite waist, stand-fast ankles. From top to bottom, she is a fine blend of just enough bass and not too much treble.

A winner sipping well now…will continue to evolve, we think, in terms of the toasty yeast we are seeking. See you next year, dahlin’!

(VineNaughties’ rating: 92 points)

Purchased from EMW Wines

2006 Duval-Leroy Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs BrutFrance, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru

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