A traditional wine tasting note often takes its form of describing the aromatic notes of - first the bouquet and - secondly the taste. Personally I don’t use it so schematic – even though I am aware of this formula. With 2006 Les Ursules in the glass - this form is not at all easy – because the Champagne is so unique.
I knew it would be a slow starter, so I was not surprised to stick my nose in a tightly packed and somewhat bombastic fruit core. The only notes escaping are raw - black – almost slate character minerals, which gives the wine a spicy touch. With time – we are talking +30 minutes here, red currant is coming out, black cherries – I think….you see…the fruit core here is so complex and this is not something you see everyday, so for the first time I am not so sure what I saw, but I tell you I liked it. I would even go as far as including a note of diamond dust – even though I don’t have a clue how that would smell – it’s just a metaphor for describing something incredible mineral intense, but at the same time very sleek. The taste has a lot red currant; minerals, spices, elegance, concentration and I could go on and on – the personality is so strong. I would seriously recommend you to cellar this, but if you want to try it now – do give it some time to open op and be prepared to spend 3-4 hours with it. What else – better than the 2005 Vintage, because the components has better “space” between them, which makes them more focused and overall it’s creates a more refined and balanced wine.
Overall – I think this Champagne is something else – spectacular different and highly intellectual to drink. I am eager and almost can’t wait to taste how it will evolve – I suspect it will be intriguing sophisticated and with even more mysterious complexity.
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