Wine Spectator 93 points - Backed by intense and mouthwatering acidity, this firm version offers tightly knit flavors of lemon meringue, poached pear and pastry, with hints of hazelnut and coconut. Shows fine texture, and a smoky, mineral-driven base. Drink now through 2020.—A.N. (Oct 3 2012)
This surprising Champagne made solely from Chardonnay unfolds all the nobleness and characteristics of Alfred Gratien Champagnes.
|Wine maker notes
|Colour : Soft, shiny gold
Sparkle : Fine, very persistent mousse
Bouquet : Strong and complex. Vanilla brioche aromas and hints citrus on the finish.
Palate : Powerful and rich. Citrus aromas accentuate a fresh and vivacious style. The body is reinforced by captivating hints of brioche and buttered bread.
Overall impression : A wine that will delight the lovers of Champagne for its complexity and elegant character.