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Average (1) Ratings: 4.5 Hearts

Wine Details

Region

Champagne

Vintages

1996 NV

Year

2000

Tasting Note

"From 1.5 hectares in prime location in the famous Côte Des Blancs village of Avize, this is a splendid effort from the frères Chiquet. Made in classic Jacquesson style with low 'dosage' an a flinty minerality the wine also boasts honey, hazelnuts, blossom and white peach, all evidenced, with a lively mousse and very strong finish to boot." (Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer) A pungent, minerally nose here with just a little nutty element at the side. On the whole, though, it is stony, tight and withdrawn. The palate, surprisingly then, is rather broad, certainly rich in flavour, with pungent minerals like those on the nose. Layers of flavour, with smoky fruit over sun-baked stones. All the same this does seem tightly wound and will doubtless give more after some time in the cellar. From the 2009 annual Champagne Tasting. 17.5-18+/20 (March 2009) Thewinedoctor.com